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Military Minute - November 7th

Green Beret Death Update, Air Force Shooting Failure, and Upcoming Veterans Day Deals

Military Minute - November 7th
On today's episode of the Military Minute, we're giving you updates on the Green Beret/Navy SEAL death story, talking about the Air Forces failure involving the mass shooting this weekend, and how you can have a lucrative Veterans Day with the help of some South Sound businesses.


Army Green Beret Death Update 


Two Navy SEALs under investigation in the death of an Army Green Beret in Africa changed their story to investigators from when the death was first reported to after the autopsy revealed that the soldier had died of “homicide by asphyxiation.”


One of the two SEALs, identified by reporting in the Intercept, an investigative news website, over the weekend, was a former professional mixed martial arts fighter. That SEAL, Petty Officer Anthony DeDolph and the other SEAL, who is still publicly unidentified, first told investigators that they found Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar at 5 a.m. on June 4 unresponsive in his room in embassy housing in Bamako, Mali.


It wasn’t until after an autopsy revealed the cause of death that DeDolph and the other SEAL told investigators that the three roommates had been grappling, according to the Intercept report. 


Air Force Mishandled Gunman’s Records


 The former airman who killed 26 people in a horrific church shooting Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas, should never have been able to legally buy or possess firearms after his 2012 conviction for beating his wife and stepson.


But the Air Force said in a Monday release that initial information indicates Holloman Air Force Base’s Office of Special Investigations failed to enter Devin Kelley’s domestic violence  conviction into the National Criminal Information Center’s database, which would have barred him from having guns.


And now, the Air Force has launched a review of how it handled Kelley’s criminal records. 


Veterans Day Deals


For this Veterans Day, we’re putting together deals list of all community partners offering the military community (and veterans specifically) deals for Saturday. We’re in the process of finalizing this list, and will have it ready for you on our blog in the coming days. Stay tuned!