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SouthernDZ 04-17-2018 16:32

7th Special Forces Group soldier charged with wife’s murder
 
My son is stationed there now, he says domestic abuse, arrests and tab revocations are increasingly common there now. Sad to hear the caliber of SF Soldier has changed so much in the Red Empire.


A Special Forces soldier assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, has been charged in the shooting death of his estranged wife in their home on Sunday night, according to a statement from the Crestview Police Department. Authorities arrested Staff Sgt. Derek McKinney, 32, after he called 911 to report a gunshot victim, following a domestic dispute, the release said.

“We do not have a record of calls to this particular family before, so it’s one of those very tragic things that often happens in a community, when somebody grabs a weapon to settle a dispute, and it’s just a terrible shame,” Crestview Police Department Public Information Officer Brian Hughes told local news station WJHG. Natasha McKinney, 34, was found dead in the bedroom. McKinney is being held without bond in the Okaloosa County jail while he awaits a hearing, according to court records.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our family members,” Col. Patrick Colloton, 7th Special Forces Group commander, said in a statement. “Our focus now is to provide the best care and support possible to the family and loved ones. I ask that you please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-...-wifes-murder/

PRB 04-17-2018 17:49

Have they changed so much? I wonder.

Joker 04-17-2018 20:01

The force is frayed, getting worn out.

Prayers for the family, may she Rest in Peace.

PRB 04-17-2018 20:50

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Originally Posted by Joker (Post 642505)
The force is frayed, getting worn out.

Prayers for the family, may she Rest in Peace.

I wouldn't argue that..... but, I believe, the same results would have materialized at any period in our history if our small force was required to execute a 17 year conflict.

Basenshukai 04-18-2018 08:49

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Originally Posted by PRB (Post 642508)
I wouldn't argue that..... but, I believe, the same results would have materialized at any period in our history if our small force was required to execute a 17 year conflict.

I was thinking the same thing. I remember back in 2005-2006, we saw these things happen with more frequency in the SOF community. At the time, a shooting had taken place with some guys in 5th or 10th GRP (don't remember exactly), and then a student from the Q Course shot at his estranged wife (she lived), shot a 7th SFG guy (he lived) and then shot himself.

At the end of the day, "work-life balance" is just a buzz word commanders like to say, but no one has truly been able to solve this problem. Guys deploy, train, and deploy again. After a time, some folks just can't handle that AND their "regular" life problems that come along. It's tough all around.


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