Skip to comments.CBS News: Shooter Identified As Former US Military Member
Posted on 08/06/2012 8:45:41 AM PDT by Morgana
Police set up a command center near the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where at least one gunman stormed the mass and opened fire on Aug. 5, 2012 Oak Creek, Wis. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Filed under News, Syndicated Local Related tags shooting, Sikh Temple, Wade Michael Page, Wisconsin
OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBSDC/AP) Authorities tell CBS News that the shooter behind the deadly massacre at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Sunday has been identified as 40-year-old Wade Michael Page.
Page previously served in the U.S. military, but was no longer on active duty, sources tell CBS News.
CBS News reports that Page enlisted in the Army in April 1992 and was given a less-than-honorable discharge in October 1998. He was last stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C., serving in the psychological operations unit.
The Southern Poverty Law Center told the Associated Press that Page was a musician in white power bands whose lyrics express hate against minorities and ethnic groups.
Mark Potok, spokesperson for the Southern Poverty Law Center, said Monday that Page had been on the white power music scene for more than a decade in bands including Definite Hate and End Apathy.
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well hell i havent served since 1980 but, if they wanted to taint the military, they could say i was former military. irrelevent but typival of alphabet news.
CBSObama and APObama have now fingered the perp.
How soon before ABCDisneyObama links him to the Tea Party?
But let’s be sure to ignore all of the Crips, Bloods, and Cholos serving or having served.
_sigh-well, at last the Che bunch have a perp that fits their pet narratives. But somehow I don’t think they’ll be able to work this the way they hope.
D.C. Sniper was also former military.
Then he joined the Nation of Islam, changed his surname to Mohammed and started killing innocent people.
He may have to borrow some tape from Glenn Beck
Beck: Have some Tape Comrade Jones!
Alex: Thanks Glenn what do I do with it?
Beck: Wrap it around your head so this doesn't happen...
Sounds like the army had no use for this clown. I read elsewhere that he was one of these tattooed-from-head-to-foot skinhead creeps.
Good riddance to this scumbag. Prayers for the innocent lives lost and their families.
It should be noted that the Southern Poverty Law Center also thinks that about the majority of country music acts.
Partially. But they also want to pin these acts on political conservatives.
Just because the left maintains the fiction that white power Nazi nutjobs are somehow "conservative" doesn't mean we have to accept their narrative.
So, he served in the military, and was discharged without good conduct. Also apparently demoted while in the service.
By a curious coincidence, he was a Hawk Missile repairman, who served in Fort Bliss. So was I, and so did I for a while, although he was there long after I was.
NO obvious connection whatever between his military service and this.
Hey, I’ll bet he also went to public school. That’s probably what was REALLY reponsible for twisting his mind. Brainwashing in kindergarten!
That’s a very good point, stated succinctly.
Even the lib media knows he’s too far out there to tie him to the tea Party or Republican party. He’s an avowed skinhead neo nazi.
Another bummer for the KOS kooks.
Why don’t they call him what he *is* in the headline - not what he was?? Geeze...a huge portion of the population can be called a “former US Military Member”. The only valid point in this might be that he did not have an honorary discharge.
He *IS* a member of white supremacy groups/KKK/skinheads, etc.
(Even though, consistently, the msm puts these groups in the same bucket as conservatives.)
Once again, they do their best to diss our military.
Holy crap...he may just be a Manchurian Candidate...run out of DC as part of the under radar gun control agenda.
I suppose since he's dead, in reality...he was....