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Shooting suspect army psy-ops specialist

2012-08-06 15:57

Washington - The gunman suspected of attacking a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and killing six people was a former US Army "psychological operations specialist", the Pentagon said on Monday.

Wade Michael Page, who was himself shot dead by police during the incident, was a 40-year-old who had served between April 1992 and October 1998, ending his career at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

He received his basic training in Fort Sill, Oklahoma before being moved to Fort Bliss in Texas. Fort Bragg, where he finished his career, is home to many of the US Army's airborne units and its Special Operations Command.

According to the Pentagon, Page was a qualified parachutist who received a commendation medal, five achievement medals, two good conduct medals, the National Defence Service Medal and a Humanitarian Service Medal.

But he left with the relatively junior enlisted rank of Specialist E-4.

Comments
  • hallo.daar.56 - 2012-08-06 16:12

    Seems Fort Bragg produces some messed up results. This is the 2nd time in less than two months that people die due to crazies produced by this facility.

  • michael.i.wright - 2012-08-06 16:14

    "According to the Pentagon, Page was a qualified parachutist who received a commendation medal, five achievement medals, two good conduct medals, the National Defence Service Medal and a Humanitarian Service Medal. But he left with the relatively junior enlisted rank of Specialist E-4." Let me guess here. Experienced personal problems. Became detached from support of F and F. Underwent psychiatric treatment. Hooked up with some shady group which will now vanish into the woodwork. I'm sure they have a stockpile of these, ready to go. Wind the mouse up, point at target and BOOM! Let's get legislating.

  • roy.lalu.3 - 2012-08-06 16:28

    What's going on in USA. The Indian community are a bundle of SKILLS that the world needs in these trying times. Learn from them, we understand all of you feel threatened by their presence worldwide, but, use them for what they are best known for, their intelligence.

      paul.lotter - 2012-08-06 17:53

      hahaha roy that sounds like exploitation

      Anthea - 2012-08-06 17:59

      The wording was terrible but we understand where you were going with it. The Sikhs are a gentle intelligent hardworking group of people and it is a tragedy that anyone could target them unprovoked through ignorance.

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