Army soldiers from a Georgia-based infantry unit are being decorated for acts of bravery during their first tour in Afghanistan. About 160 Fort Stewart soldiers from B Company of the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment gathered for a medal ceremony Wednesday. A dozen of the troops were awarded Bronze Star medals while two others receive Purple Hearts for being wounded in combat.
A former Army medic has pleaded guilty to destroying evidence in a double slaying to protect what prosecutors say was a militia group operating within the military at Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia. Former Pfc. Christopher Jenderseck was allowed to avoid further jail time in the plea deal he agreed to Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.
Army soldiers from Fort Stewart are returning home to Georgia from their first deployment to Afghanistan. About 100 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment were scheduled to arrive home Wednesday after a 9-month tour.
Fort Stewart is adding a battalion of soldiers the Army refers to as its "warrior diplomats." The 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion of 150 troops is trained to provide humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and assistance to foreign nations.
A law professor at the University of Georgia says this week’s indictments of four former Fort Stewart soldiers and another man strengthens the case against a so-called anti government militia. But one soldier’s testimony will be key to the prosecution.
Prosecutors in southeast Georgia have charged five more men in connection with an anti-government militia that authorities say was led by Army soldiers from Fort Stewart. A federal prosecutor said the men are accused of committing thefts, burglaries and auto break-ins to fund the militia group.
A District Attorney says he will seek the death penalty for three Army soldiers based at Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia. They are accused of killing two people to protect an anti-government militia. The soldiers allegedly planned to overthrow the government.
Pvt. Isaac Aguigui held the Army's lowest rank and never saw combat, yet Georgia prosecutors say he was able to recruit more experienced and higher-ranking troops to do his bidding as part of an anti-government militia inside the U.S. military.