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
Thursday's shooting leaves one dead and two wounded.
Col. Kevin Arata, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Public Affairs Officer comments about details surrounding the shooting.
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 …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
By U.S. Army Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, Task Force 1-82 PAO
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Afghanistan – He fancied cheese fries, Red Bulls and old Stallone movies, but when 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper Staff Sgt. Nicholas Fredsti went to war, he was all business. “He was an all around good guy and always joking, but when it came to work, he was hard on that too. Led from the front. He was a hero,” said Sgt. Joshua Bracey, one of his team leaders. On June 15, 2012, Fredsti’s platoon was ambushed by insurgents in southern Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. As a squad leader with Company D, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, Fredsti responded instinctively by moving his squad to high ground to lay down a base of fire. Fredsti was struck in the chest by a …
Monday, June 25, 2012
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Monday, June 25, 2012
In some parts of the U.S. this morning, the weather's too rough to go outside or, for some, to even head to the mall. Heading to your beach house on the Outer Banks this week? Send us your neighborhood weather update. Did you snap a cool weather photo? Upload it to this story. You don't have to leave the safety of your home to do it! Do you know of any affected events? Let everyone know in the comments. Who needs Al Roker? Let us know at Patch. That way, this article can become your one stop for checking on Tropical Storm Debby if it makes its way toward our North Carolina coast.