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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Jan 2019 9:08 p.m. PST

On the morning of May 11, 2008, a U.S. Army private second class named Matthew Warren Brown died of a single gunshot wound to the head while manning a watchtower at a forward operating base in Afghanistan…


Gaz004509 Jan 2019 11:51 p.m. PST

Sad indictment of command failure…….officers not flagging drug abuse because it may tarnish their record….

Legion 410 Jan 2019 7:39 a.m. PST

If that is true … very sad … But as we know leadership can't be around every troop 2407. None-the-less, it is a sad situation.

28mm Fanatik10 Jan 2019 7:54 a.m. PST

I'm a bit surprised by the brazenness of criminals serving in the armed forces when committing murder, thinking that if they take care to make it look like a suicide or accident, the investigative services and the Pentagon will not ask many questions and sweep it under the rug.

But sometimes they're not so lucky: link

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 9:31 a.m. PST

I will withhold comment on the investigation/s since I don't have access to them, I will state that this piece was written by a typical journalist who does not know anything about death investigation, assumes facts not in evidence, and is quick to jump to his own conclusions based on speculation.

Legion 410 Jan 2019 12:20 p.m. PST

I will state that this piece was written by a typical journalist who does not know anything
That is true in so many stories about the military from the media.

28mm Fanatik11 Jan 2019 9:25 a.m. PST

Here's another incident involving Marine Raiders this time.


Lion in the Stars11 Jan 2019 10:56 p.m. PST

As a yeoman (that's Navy for "unit clerk, admin ninja, and general dogsbody"), I have assisted in one command investigation before, though it wasn't of a death.

The volume of paperwork described does not sound adequate, though the quality does sound about right.

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