Boy, he was nuts
Pfc Steven Green in Iraq
Ex-G.I. in Rape-Killing Case Left Army Under Mental Illness Rule
By DAVID S. CLOUD
Published: July 6, 2006
WASHINGTON, July 5 — A former Army private facing charges in connection with the rape and killing of an Iraqi woman in March and the death of her family as well was allowed to leave the Army in May under guidelines that required a medical finding that he was suffering from a severe personality disorder, according to documents released by the Army on Wednesday.
The former soldier, Pfc. Steven D. Green, left the Army on May 13 under a regulation that allows the Army to honorably discharge a soldier if a psychiatric evaluation finds a personality disorder "so severe that the soldier's ability to function effectively in the military environment is significantly impaired," the Army documents said.
It had previously been known only that Mr. Green was honorably discharged because of a personality disorder.
In April, Mr. Green had been sent from Iraq back to Fort Campbell, Ky., where his unit, the 101st Airborne Division, has its headquarters, the documents said. Army officials said they could not comment further on the circumstances of his removal, citing privacy restrictions. But they said it was not connected to the March 12 rape and killings near Mahmudiya, and noted that Mr. Green's alleged role in the incident did not come to light until last month.
Cecilia Osequera, a lawyer for Mr. Green, declined to comment.
Army officials also confirmed that Mr. Green had served in the same company as three soldiers who were ambushed in June at a checkpoint in Yusufiya. Two soldiers who survived that ambush were taken prisoner by insurgents and later killed and mutilated. Army investigators have been looking into whether the attack was in retaliation for the rape and killing of the Iraqi family.
But an Army spokesman, Paul Boyce, said Wednesday that no evidence had been uncovered so far that the two incidents were related. Mr. Boyce said that involvement of soldiers from the same unit appeared to be only an "intriguing coincidence."
Before Mr. Green was arrested on Friday, federal authorities said he might have been planning to attend a funeral service Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery for Specialist David J. Babineau, one of the ambushed soldiers. Mr. Green was arrested in North Carolina and faces charges in federal court.
In an Army calling up IRR soldiers, Green must have been profoundly nuts to be shipped home and discharged.
So what the fuck did he do to get seperated. I mean, for him to get kicked out of the Army, he must have done something very, very fucked up not related to alleged rape-murder
posted by Steve @ 3:03:00 AM