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REVEALED: Gunman, 34, who murdered 12........... was decorated petty officer
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Posted on 09/16/2013 3:18:06 PM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: REVEALED: Gunman, 34, who murdered TWELVE and injured 15 in Washington Navy Yard rampage was decorated petty officer who left military in 2011 after previous gun charge

While the motive of Aaron Alexis, the heavily armed gunman who shot dead at least 12 people in cold blood this morning at the Washington Navy Yard has not been revealed, speculation is growing his dismissal from the U.S. Navy for 'misconduct' in January 2011 may have inspired him to commit a deadly revenge.

Alexis, 34, has been revealed to have a prior arrest for letting a gun off that could have harmed his neighbor while he cleaned his own weapon at home in Fort Worth, Texas, 2010.

Despite the lack of acknowledged motive, one U.S. official has been quoted as saying Alexis was kicked out of the Navy in 2011 for 'misconduct' as a direct result of his gun arrest three years ago.

Law enforcement said that Alexis' identity was confirmed by fingerprints and that he served in the U.S. Navy between May 5th, 2007 and January 31st, 2011, the date he was dismissed from the service.

He was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal prior to his discharge in January 2011.

A U.S. Navy spokesman said that Alexis was an 'aviation electrician's mate' - ranked as a third class petty officer and served at the Naval Air Station in Fort Worth, Texas.

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He is reported to have enlisted in New York and the Brooklyn native graduated from boot camp at Great Lakes, Illinois as an Airman Recruit.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: aaronalexis; blackonwhiteviolence; gunman; navy; navyyardshooting; reparations
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1 posted on 09/16/2013 3:18:06 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

By any chance was his new name Mohammed Islam or is the propaganda machine once again playing “filter the news”?


2 posted on 09/16/2013 3:21:20 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Morgana

Stunning if so.


3 posted on 09/16/2013 3:22:18 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Morgana

“Decorated” you say? Those are both ribbons EVERYONE gets at the end of basic training, IIRC. If he’d had any commendation medals or higher, then I’d agree with the headline. The press know nearly nothing about the armed forces, because they’d never think of serving and probably don’t have any friends that did, either.


4 posted on 09/16/2013 3:22:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Morgana

accidental discharge of weapon was considered a misconduct thus ground for discharge????!?! Something does not sound right


5 posted on 09/16/2013 3:23:34 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Morgana

“revealed to have a prior arrest for letting a gun off that could have harmed his neighbor while he cleaned his own weapon at home in Fort Worth, Texas, 2010.

Despite the lack of acknowledged motive, one U.S. official has been quoted as saying Alexis was kicked out of the Navy in 2011 for ‘misconduct’ as a direct result of his gun arrest three years ago. “

remedial math might help


6 posted on 09/16/2013 3:23:53 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: BeadCounter

His “decorations” are the routine ones that everybody gets.


7 posted on 09/16/2013 3:24:27 PM PDT by livius
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

News is now reporting that he went to Thailand and converted to...Buddhism? But he had “anger issues”.


8 posted on 09/16/2013 3:24:46 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: Morgana

The headline doesn’t match the body of the article. The NDS and GWOT take a pulse and being present during the prescribed timeframe. I also wonder about his separation being due to an accidental discharge at his home. I am guessing there is more to that story.


9 posted on 09/16/2013 3:24:49 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Morgana
graduated from boot camp at Great Lakes, Illinois as an Airman Recruit.

???

10 posted on 09/16/2013 3:24:56 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d be interested in hearing of his views on race, religion and what he accomplished after being dumped from the military. “Decorated”...what a laugh.


11 posted on 09/16/2013 3:25:00 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d be interested in hearing of his views on race, religion and what he accomplished after being dumped from the military. “Decorated”...what a laugh.


12 posted on 09/16/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

““Decorated” you say?”

I don’t say the article says so!


13 posted on 09/16/2013 3:25:57 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: nuconvert

Charges were actually dropped in that case, I believe. He also was arrested (don’t recall the year) for shooting out the tires of a neighbor in Tacoma who annoyed him.

In any case, not a well-balanced guy.


14 posted on 09/16/2013 3:26:12 PM PDT by livius
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Per other threads, he was interested in Buddhism.


15 posted on 09/16/2013 3:27:53 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Morgana

Oh you mean like Nidal Hassan?


16 posted on 09/16/2013 3:27:58 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: livius

Hadn’t heard about the tire incident, but I did hear someone say that one neighbor (a woman) was afraid of him


17 posted on 09/16/2013 3:28:22 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Sender

Thailand has a large muslim population and all the atrocities that come with it.


18 posted on 09/16/2013 3:28:41 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: Sender

But of course no one wants to point to the Muslims in Thailand do they?


19 posted on 09/16/2013 3:28:52 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: TomGuy
Per other threads, he was interested in Buddhism.

He was doing it wrong.

20 posted on 09/16/2013 3:29:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Morgana
REVEALED: Gunman, 34, who murdered TWELVE

So far confirmed are less than 5 dead.

"REVEALED" is a need for blog hits based upon bullshit.

21 posted on 09/16/2013 3:29:18 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Morgana
He was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal prior to his discharge in January 2011.

Decorated? LOL.

22 posted on 09/16/2013 3:29:33 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Being late is a power play for those with no other power.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He didn’t serve in any combat role.


23 posted on 09/16/2013 3:29:33 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Sender

Thailand has a large muslim population and all the atrocities that come with it.


24 posted on 09/16/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: TomGuy

as stated by a roommate.....I tend to believe an RIP connection is most likely


25 posted on 09/16/2013 3:29:52 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yea I had to laugh at that one.


26 posted on 09/16/2013 3:29:53 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: EverOnward

precisely


27 posted on 09/16/2013 3:30:12 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: gaijin
graduated from boot camp at Great Lakes, Illinois as an Airman Recruit.

NAVAIR types in the E-1 thru E-3 range are Airmen.

I'm sure someone with some real expertise will chime in...

28 posted on 09/16/2013 3:31:14 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Being late is a power play for those with no other power.)
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To: gaijin
an Airman Recruit. ???

In the Navy you are either a Seaman, Fireman, Airman, Constructionman, and Hospitalman as an E-1 through E-3. There's a little more to it but that's the basics.

29 posted on 09/16/2013 3:32:14 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check highlights every single word.)
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To: gaijin

I always associate Great Lakes with USN training.

Aren’t they all Seaman Recruits? or have they started traig Air Force enlistees at Great Lakes?


30 posted on 09/16/2013 3:32:53 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: BeadCounter

Lee Harvey Oswald was a Marine. There are millions of men and women who served in the military. Not all of them are good people. Most are though.


31 posted on 09/16/2013 3:32:55 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: humblegunner

You are behind on the news, there are in deed 12 dead people from his murderous rampage.


32 posted on 09/16/2013 3:34:38 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Nifster

“Oh you mean like Nidal Hassan?”

Exactly.


33 posted on 09/16/2013 3:35:08 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

A 3rd Class Petty Officer is basically the START of your career, once you have your rate. (Specific job)

You usually get to be a third class once you finish C school or you strike on the job.

He was a low level guy.... E-4


34 posted on 09/16/2013 3:35:52 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: GreyFriar; humblegunner

It was up on Drudge that 12 was dead!!!


35 posted on 09/16/2013 3:36:21 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: PghBaldy

Wasn’t there some serial killer who was a military reservist helicopter pilot? I forgot his name. It’s not the Green River Killer, but if I remember right, it was up in the NW.

Not everyone who’s served is a saint, like you said.


36 posted on 09/16/2013 3:36:35 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Cvengr
Aren’t they all Seaman Recruits?

Not if they came in with a rate.

37 posted on 09/16/2013 3:37:35 PM PDT by Drew68 (Cruz '16)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes , I wouldn’t consider “I was there “ Awards as decorations worth mentioning.

I was listening to a reporter speak of the Battleship moored at the Navy Yard. We haven’t had battleships since they retires the New Jersey and the water in the Potomac isn’t deep enough to float one past the Morgantown Bridge.

Of course it a Destroyer and not a large one at that.


38 posted on 09/16/2013 3:38:06 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: dfwgator
Per other threads, he was interested in Buddhism.He was doing it wrong.

Conversely, he was interested in Islam. He was doing it right.

39 posted on 09/16/2013 3:39:26 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy; Morgana

Back when I was in the Army the National Defense Service Medal (NSDM) was called the ‘I’ve been to basic medal.’ That was because it was awarded for serving 60 days on active military service, as Basic training was 8 weeks long (not counting the 1st week in reception station getting physical, shots, uniforms, etc), one qualified for receiving it upon graduation.

The rules are the same for the NDSM today and are also similar for the GWOT medal. Essentially, join the military after 9-11-2001, serve for 60-365 days and you get the medals. There is no performance standard, just ‘enlist.’


40 posted on 09/16/2013 3:39:51 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: livius

They are, nonetheless, official decorations and are thus listed on one’s DD-214.


41 posted on 09/16/2013 3:40:19 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Sender

Buddhism or Islam?

Pray America is Waking UP


42 posted on 09/16/2013 3:40:41 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Appears he got a general discharge. OK but not honorable. What’s up with that? Only made it to E-4. Is that normal for that length of time? Something’s not right.


43 posted on 09/16/2013 3:42:00 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: PghBaldy

Thank you sir for your response,

I mean, it just sounded like the “truth stranger than fiction” type of deal, not a reflection on our nation’s military at all.

Also, relative of mine, was indeed a Petty Officer in the Navy as well.

Just a surprising twist.

Unrelated to your post but:

I think also as someone said, we might be looking at someone with “Caribbean Roots”, Jamaica, Barbados, think the guy who shot up “Freddy’s Fashion Mart”(?) was a Jamaican or Caribbean type.


44 posted on 09/16/2013 3:42:01 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Morgana

i’ve missed the spin this afternoon...

are they saying there was only one person? this morning they were saying 2 people shot with a third barricaded


45 posted on 09/16/2013 3:42:23 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
decorated petty officer

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal

Decorations only that don't mean squat..;........I got one of them and like I said, it don't mean squat.

46 posted on 09/16/2013 3:43:05 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Morgana
He was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal prior to his discharge in January 2011.

That is not "decorated". Everyone who served in Iraq or Afghanistan or elsewhere got those after 9/11, if they performed "administrative, logistics, planning, operational, technical, or readiness activity" related to the "war on terror".

47 posted on 09/16/2013 3:45:00 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Morgana

Aaron Alexis. FROM GOOGLE IMAGES

48 posted on 09/16/2013 3:45:16 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: dfwgator
He was doing it wrong.

To say the least!

49 posted on 09/16/2013 3:45:29 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Drew68

I’m sorry,..I forgot,..it’s the Navy....

All Marines are trained Marksmen (min), do they at least train all sailors to patch holes in leaking bulkheads?


50 posted on 09/16/2013 3:45:39 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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