Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Facts are coming together about last Thursday's fatal Fort Bragg shooting, but many questions are still pending.
While unanswered questions surrounding last week's fatal shooting on Fort Bragg remain, media outlets are piecing together and uncovering facts about Ricky Elder. According to a July 3 Fayetteville Observer report, Elder's Facebook page revealed a disturbing message one hour before the 2:29 p.m. incident on June 28 in which the 27-year-old Elder shot his battalion commander, Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale, after a safety briefing before turning the gun on himself at the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Special Troops Battalion: "My mind in the past couple of years has folded on itself. I just went to the Dr. and they said I just tested positive for Dementia." Within the Fayetteville, Fort Bragg and Facebook communities, people are asking …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Condolences come from Lightening family supporters.
Following Thursday's tragic shooting at Fort Bragg, the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade posted this on their Facebook page: On behalf of the Command, Soldiers, and Families of 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, thank you for your thoughts, prayers and condolences. At this time we would like direct all inquiries to the Fort Bragg Public Affairs Office. Due to the nature of this tragedy and the ongoing investigation, we ask that you please refrain from discussing specific information about this incident out of respect for the Families and unit members who are directly involved. By Sunday afternoon, over 40 comments had been left on the page. "Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time," said Peter Clute. "…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Get the latest information on the June 28 soldier-on-soldier shooting here.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
A June 28 shooting on Fort Bragg left Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale dead and the soldier who reportedly shot him critically wounded. (Update: 9:30 a.m. July 1: the soldier who killed Tisdale, Spc. Ricky G. Elder, 27, of Hutchinson, Kan., has also died.) A third soldier sustained non-life-threatening injuries and has been released from Womack Army Medical Center. Keep track of Fort Bragg Patch's coverage here: Fort Bragg's Lt. Col. Tisdale Buried at Texas A&M's Field of Honor Spc. Ricky Elder's Final Facebook Post Before the Shooting Fort Bragg's 525th BSB Facebook Page Brings Support Fort Bragg Soldier Responsible for Thursday's Shooting Has Died in Hospital Fort Bragg Identifies Officer Killed in Fatal Shooting Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale Reported …
Tisdale, commander of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, was fatally shot on Thursday, The Fayetteville Observer reports.
Officials at Fort Bragg had not yet released the name of the senior leader killed in Thursday's on-post shooting late Friday, but friends have come forward to the Fayetteville Observer. The paper reports that Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale, the commander of the support battalion in the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, was the officer fatally shot on Thursday. Tisdale, from Alvin, Texas. is survived by his wife, Kim. "Taking care of the soldiers in the unit and their families is our number one priority at this time, while we simultaneously work the investigation surrounding this terrible tragedy," Lt. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commander of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, said in a Fayetteville Observer news report. People have been …
Friday, June 29, 2012
A soldier from the 525th BSB released on Friday.
According to a WRAL news report, Fort Bragg identified a third soldier who was wounded in Thursday's fatal shooting incident. Spc. Michael Latham, 22, of Vacaville, Calif., has been released from Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg officials have not released the identities of the gunman or the soldier killed in the shooting, nor have they commented on a possible motive. The incident remains under investigation.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Sergeant Kevin Dewayne Moseby, 28, was shot and killed off post.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
A Fort Bragg Soldier died in an off post incident Sunday, March 18. Sergeant Kevin Dewayne Moseby, 28, of the 29th Support Company, Special Troops Battalion, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, was shot and killed at an off post residence. Duane Brown Jr., 30, of Sanford, also a soldier from Fort Bragg, is being charged with first-degree murder in the shooting. Moseby's ex-wife, Dorothy Moseby, told police Brown was angry because she ended her relationship with him to try to rekindle her marriage with Moseby, according to court records according to a Fayetteville Observer report. Moseby, a native of Monticello, Ark., was a petroleum supply noncommissioned officer and arrived at the unit in January 2010. He joined the military in July …