Thursday, November 15, 2012
Sgt. First Class Robert Alan Walker was deployed with the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade from July 2010 to July 2011, according to WRAL.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Sgt. First Class Robert Alan Walker of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade has pleaded guilty to smuggling stolen government property from Afghanistan to the U.S., WRAL reports. Walker, 36, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of theft of government property and conspiring to steal government property, the station reports. More than $1 million was taken, including weapons and heavy equipment. You might also be interested in: Fort Bragg's Lt. Col. Tisdale Buried at Texas A&M's Field of Honor Panther Recon Hosts Cavalry Leadership Course Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Honored at Fort Bragg
Friday, July 6, 2012
Longtime classmates, peers, family, friends and local Fort Bragg leaders gathered in Texas to honor the fallen Aggie.
Fort Bragg's Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, the victim of last week's shooting, was laid to rest with full military honors in College Station, Texas on Thursday. Buried in the Aggie Field of Honor at Tisdale's alma mater, Texas A&M University, the communities of Fort Bragg and A&M eulogized the 42-year-old career military officer. The ’93 Aggie graduate advised in the Corps’ Company D-2. An American flag graced the top of Tisdale's open casket with George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away playing in the background. Patriotic colored floral arrangements adorned both sides of his casket with a pair of brown cowboy boots next to them. “Roy was known as a country boy and a real Texas cowboy,” Lt. Col Steven Ruth said in The Eagle news report, during …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
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
Details have not yet been announced from the fatal shooting.
The Fort Bragg and Fayetteville communities were rocked by Thursday's tragic shooting by a soldier, who is accused of leaving one senior leader dead before turning the gun on himself during an afternoon formation. While the officials at Fort Bragg's Public Affairs Office have not released further details, the Army Times has reported that a senior leader, a battalion commander, in the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade was the victim of the fatal shooting. The shooter is thought to be an E-4 in the support battalion and his condition is not yet known. He was likely taken to Fort Bragg's Womack Army Medical Center. It is unclear what the motive was and whether or not the soldier suffered from PTSD. Other troops within the area were on …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
One left dead and two are wounded in Thursday shooting.
One soldier from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade is dead and two others are wounded following a shooting incident June 28, 2012. During a unit safety brief a soldier shot another member of the unit and then turned the weapon on himself. The shooter was injured and is in custody. A third Soldier who was in the area was also slightly wounded in the shooting. “This is a tragedy for our community. We don’t yet know the reasons for the shooting, but are working with the unit and the affected Families to help them through this difficult period,” said Col. Kevin Arata, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Public Affairs Officer. “Our prayers are with those who have been affected by this terrible incident,” Arata said. Fort Bragg law …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Guests filled the ballroom for the "A Day On, Not a Day Off" celebration on Jan. 10.
Upwards of 400 personnel and civilians at Fort Bragg honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during "A Day On, Not a Day Off," at the Fort Bragg Club, on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The celebration was held today since Friday kicks off the four-day weekend for government personnel at Fort Bragg. The keynote speaker was Col. Xavier T. Brunson, commander, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade. Inspired by many of King's sayings and the way he lived his life, Brunson shared with the crowd his interpretation and some ways we could all emulate him and what he valued. "It's hard to put a premium on being hosed down, spit on, beaten or imprisoned," Brunson said. "But that was the price Dr. King was willing to pay in order, as he said, that America might live …