American Soldiers killed by fellow soldier.

MA-Caver

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American kills 5 fellow soldiers at clinic in Iraq

By ROBERT H. REID, Associated Press Writer Robert H. Reid, Associated Press Writer 2 hrs 20 mins ago

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090512...90b3Bfc3RvcmllcwRzbGsDYW1lcmljYW5raWxsBAGHDAD An American Army sergeant shot and killed five fellow soldiers following an altercation at a military counseling center in Iraq Monday, officials said. The attack drew attention to the issues of combat stress and morale among soldiers serving multiple combat tours over six years of war.
The suspect had been disarmed after an incident at the center but returned with another weapon, according to a senior military official in Washington, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation into the shootings was ongoing.
Attacks on fellow soldiers, known as fraggings, were not uncommon during the Vietnam war but are believed to be rare in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A brief U.S. military statement said the assailant was taken into custody following the 2 p.m. shooting at Camp Liberty, a sprawling U.S. base on the western edge of Baghdad near the city's international airport.

As if the war hasn't caused enough pain already...

heart and prayer goes to the families.
 

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Bad as this is, there's no knowing the horrors going through the mind of the soldier who committed this. It's a tragedy all round.
 

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Terrible. “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers”.

Current operations are a mental health time bomb waiting to happen.
 

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Terrible. In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.

Current operations are a mental health time bomb waiting to happen.


Indeed. Even despite the tales of what a hellhole Vietnam was, at least you knew that if you went you did your 12( if Army) or 13( if Marines) month tour of duty and then that was it, you were home.
 

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One more reason for my wife to not want me to go back to the military.
 
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