Schofield soldier sentenced after kil...

Schofield soldier sentenced after killing private - Hawaii News

There are 1 comment on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 12, 2009, titled Schofield soldier sentenced after killing private - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

A 33-year-old Schofield Barracks soldier was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday in Iraq for accidentally shooting a fellow soldier in the head.

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Mountain Home, ID

#1 Jul 12, 2009
What's concerning is the disparity in which enlistedmen and officers cases are handled in 3rd brigade. In 2007, during the last deployment to Iraq a soldier was killed by friendly fire as a result of negligence of its commander. The battalion commander recieved a letter of concern and retraining. Bottom line is that his carelessness resulted in the death of his soldier. SGT Vegaquinones gets three years in jail and a dishonorable discharge for negligence. The battalion commander got promoted to colonel and selected for brigade command for his.

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