THIS IS WHAT WE ARE OVER SEAS DOING.GOOFING OFF.AS IF THEY DONT KNOW THAT GUNS ARE NOT TOYS.MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY WHO LOST A LOVED ONE.
With all do respect, This is not what everyone is doing. Just a select few wo are tired of the monotany of daily life in a combat zone. Granted they should have found some other way to ease the time but they were merely trying to break up the down time to make it a little less dull. All soldiers do when they are there is work and sleep if we even get that. While I was in Afghanistan I would work a 14 to 16 hr day. These guys probably did the same. With a little extra suppervision from other NCO's this might have been avoided. The sad part is that SPC Tafoya is charged with manslaughter. Granted he should have cleared his waepon but really a number of circumstances led the the accidental death of CPL Greene and in my eyes the only thing he should have been charged with is Negligent discharge. My prayers go out to the families but I think the defense failed SPC Tafoya and made him the scapegoat in what is becoming an all to familiar coincidence in the Army. Lack of leadership invovlment.