16-year-old girl found dead in Fort L...

16-year-old girl found dead in Fort Lewis barracks

There are 34 comments on the Seattle Times story from Feb 17, 2009, titled 16-year-old girl found dead in Fort Lewis barracks. In it, Seattle Times reports that:

I lived in Miesau, in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. My neighbors liked us just fine, too, but right now, they're having a real problem in Hohenfels and Vilseck with the Soldiers going out and doing ...

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son of Liberty

Vinaros, Spain

#23 Aug 23, 2009
the u.s. military is being filled with felons and immigrants for they will be turned on the american people............new waffen ss for the globalist new world order.............
frank young

Phoenix, AZ

#24 Aug 25, 2009
how old was the soldier,the girl was 16 if he is considered an adult is he at least contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possible statutory rape and at least second degree murder manslaughter
Country Girl

Salyersville, KY

#25 Aug 31, 2009
WTF is Happening wrote:
My god you have to be joking here...
The military has been assaulting and raping
there own people for years now... Four in
five female soldiers have been assaulted
and or raped by there fellow
servicemen world-wide.... The vast majority
of service - men (used loosely) are either
rapist them-self's, voyeurs or complacent
participants....
I never look at a Military person as a defender
of the American people.... I rather see them
as the are... Losers who feed on the American
Tax dollar..... Personally I'll call them what they
really are,,, mind-less rednecks pretending to
even care what America stands for ..or did at
onetime.... they join the ranks for cash, money
for college (right) or to avoid jail time....
The American people have aloud this
because it's only cheesy brain-dead already
rednecks that do the dyeing...
In short what happened here is they Killed
a young beautiful soul.... they almost killed another...
and tomorrow they will do it again.....
and please don't ever pretend you
give a rats ass for America.. or this would have never
happened.... GOD REST THIS POOR GIRLS SOUL
MY HEAT IS BROKEN FOR THIS FAMILY......
I'll have you know, my son is in Ft Lewis, and he's no pervert or drug dealer. I come on here just to see whats going on in his neck of the woods, and I can say I really dont like what I read about this place! It aint nothing like where we live and where my son spent his childhood and grew up at. He dosen't drink or even smoke cigarettes, so they're not all bad. Get your facts straight and find out what happened before you judge every young man in the base who is just serving his country.
My son is a fine young man, 22 , married to his high school sweetheart, and goes to church every sunday when he's at home. He's in Iraq right now. If your opinion of them is so low, why dont you join up and replace one of these "lowlifes". Insteead, my son is fighting for the right for you to get on here and talk him down while he's facing danger for his country, and yes, believe it or not, he is atriotic. His father is Vietnam Veteran, and his grandfather ancestors were all in military, all the way back to Revolution! I cannot say enough to you to deny your charges. There are bad apples in every barrel, I know, but not all and certainly not the majority. I'm so angry I cant say wht I'd like to to you, I'm too much of a lady even to print it out!
Country Girl

Salyersville, KY

#26 Aug 31, 2009
I do feel for this family, and hope they catch the person responsible, but dont judge all by one.
Country Girl

Salyersville, KY

#27 Aug 31, 2009
YA MAMA wrote:
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16 is a child. the soldier is the adult. you do the math.
She had no business being in the barracks, for one. And how did she get in there? But as to their age, how old is this Bennitt? My husband is 10 years older than I am. We knew each other all our lives, lived and grew up in the same neighborhood. Started dating when I was 19 and he 29, got married at 21 and 31 and have been married for 26 years this month. I never dated anyone else, always knew I wanted him.I just had to wait till I was old enough for him to look my way in someway other than friendship and the neighbor girl. So since soldiers can be as young as 18, just how old was this guy, since they were supposedly dating and had been for a while, I'm just curious.
jrj073000

Plano, TX

#28 Sep 2, 2009
It so unfortunate that this is the light shed on the US military.

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College Admission

Philippines

#29 Sep 3, 2009
Really Terrible! They deserve no mercy!
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Cherri Oak Harbor Ohio

Erie, PA

#30 Sep 9, 2009
change4everyone wrote:
This is got to be a disgrace to soldiers in the Army if the soldiers had something to do with the 16 year old death. The Army is stalling because they are trying to figure out what actually took place. I am thinking they either drinking and dranked too much or taking some kind of drug. Or the soldier choked them out. Who really knows but the Army is going to have too tell the public something because we want answers. I am sure the parents want too know what happen to their daughter. Also the General is looking bad because why wait untill something of this magnitude to start looking a better barracks policies. All CSM will be called in for meetings to discuss better procedures for the barracks.
WTF you mindless person, I have a son who has been serving for 9 years and has been in Iraq 3 times. How dare you put our soldiers down like this. By the way, I have a sixteen year old daughter and I know where she is at 3:00 in the morning. God help you when you need our soldiers to back you up!!!!!
VERY PROUD ARMY WIFE

Yelm, WA

#31 Oct 4, 2009
WTF , before u go running ur mouth about soldiers which includes my husband. u better know ur facts. we are here at Ftlewis..those girl were dating the guys..the 16year old took pills and was drinking alcohol. the men had nothing to do with it. although they did get discharged for having minors with alcohol and 16 year old girls in there barracks room. So know what the hell u are talking about before you run u mouth. I am very proud of what my husband as well as all the other military personel do.Who do u think they are fighting for?? You- Stupid.

From VERY PROUD ARMY WIFE ....
WTF is Happening wrote:
My god you have to be joking here...
The military has been assaulting and raping
there own people for years now... Four in
five female soldiers have been assaulted
and or raped by there fellow
servicemen world-wide.... The vast majority
of service - men (used loosely) are either
rapist them-self's, voyeurs or complacent
participants....
I never look at a Military person as a defender
of the American people.... I rather see them
as the are... Losers who feed on the American
Tax dollar..... Personally I'll call them what they
really are,,, mind-less rednecks pretending to
even care what America stands for ..or did at
onetime.... they join the ranks for cash, money
for college (right) or to avoid jail time....
The American people have aloud this
because it's only cheesy brain-dead already
rednecks that do the dyeing...
In short what happened here is they Killed
a young beautiful soul.... they almost killed another...
and tomorrow they will do it again.....
and please don't ever pretend you
give a rats ass for America.. or this would have never
happened.... GOD REST THIS POOR GIRLS SOUL
MY HEAT IS BROKEN FOR THIS FAMILY......
Sunshine

Tacoma, WA

#32 Oct 7, 2009
This girls best friend even testified that she was the one who brought the pills and took them herself. What happened was tragic understood but common sense needs to be used here. I know many of us love to believe young girls are so innocent and could never do wrong but lets face it. There's 12yr olds having sex doing drugs and they are very well aware of what they are doing. Good judgement call no but none the less the day you can be held accountable by the courts for things is the day that blame needs to fall on you no matter if it ends good or bad. Besides the fact that the girl plainly stated on her myspace page her problems and habits etc. It's a sad loss of life no doubt but it shouldn't have ruined this young mans in the process it wasn't his fault.
Retired SSG

Hermiston, OR

#33 Oct 22, 2009
Ok, so this sender, besides not using spell check, is brain dead himself. To put all of us in the same category is not only moronic, but shows his/her own ignorance. But that's the reason the MAJORITY of us joined. So that the brain dead of this country can utilize their Freedom Speech.
WTF is Happening wrote:
My god you have to be joking here...
The military has been assaulting and raping
there own people for years now... Four in
five female soldiers have been assaulted
and or raped by there fellow
servicemen world-wide.... The vast majority
of service - men (used loosely) are either
rapist them-self's, voyeurs or complacent
participants....
I never look at a Military person as a defender
of the American people.... I rather see them
as the are... Losers who feed on the American
Tax dollar..... Personally I'll call them what they
really are,,, mind-less rednecks pretending to
even care what America stands for ..or did at
onetime.... they join the ranks for cash, money
for college (right) or to avoid jail time....
The American people have aloud this
because it's only cheesy brain-dead already
rednecks that do the dyeing...
In short what happened here is they Killed
a young beautiful soul.... they almost killed another...
and tomorrow they will do it again.....
and please don't ever pretend you
give a rats ass for America.. or this would have never
happened.... GOD REST THIS POOR GIRLS SOUL
MY HEAT IS BROKEN FOR THIS FAMILY......
ignorance

Erie, PA

#34 Oct 29, 2009
You know this doesnt suprise me at all.The amount of sexual misconduct going on at that fort is just agregious.And to think that these individuals are responsible for this countries safety.What happened to integrity and values.health care providers engaging in sexual misconduct with their patients,there fellow employees turning a blind eye to it.If you ask me i think the intelligence agency should employ some investigators into that fort and really see the gross disregart that quite a few have for the laws of this country as well as the state of washington.what happened to moral obligation to do the right thing?This whole society is going straight to the crapper.Divorce rates spiraling out of control,children being forced into situations that they never should be.Ill tell you what it is,generation special,always told your so special.The bad thing is everyone believed that crap.Believed it so much that they lack moral terpitude to understand whats right and wrong.Its appaling that situations like this happen.No respect or moral values are left,we must of outsourced those to china too.gee im special so ill trample on others and get mine.God bless america
jenny

Bloomington, IL

#35 Apr 25, 2011
[four out of five military women have not been raped by military men- that is a statistic pulled out of there air. Very irresponsible.
SMOKE

Seattle, WA

#36 Jul 3, 2011
You are a brain dead moron. Slandering our good troops will not bring this girl back. Plus you do not posess the patience or objectivity to find out the facts. The soldiers you denigrate have more manhood than you have in your limp wrist.

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