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Tenn. Guard recruiter held in superiors' shooting
AP ^ | 10/25/2013 | ADRIAN SAINZ

Posted on 10/25/2013 3:42:13 AM PDT by markomalley

Subdued by fellow soldiers and arrested by local police, a Tennessee National Guardsman was likely to face federal charges Friday in the shooting of two of his superiors at an armory north of Memphis.

The sergeant first class, whose name was not released, had been disciplined before he opened fire with a handgun Thursday at the armory in Millington, Tenn., according to a law enforcement official who had been briefed on the case.

The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The wounded — a major and a sergeant major who had both served overseas — were expected to be released from a Memphis hospital soon, said Maj. Gen. Max Haston, adjutant general of the Tennessee Guard.

All three of the men were recruiters, and the shooter has been in the Guard about six or seven years, Haston said.

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1 posted on 10/25/2013 3:42:13 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

DemocRATS are profoundly saddened by the fact that more people weren’t shot and no one was killed.


2 posted on 10/25/2013 4:04:19 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: markomalley

First off it did NOT happen in Memphis, it happened at the Navy Base in Millington TN. Where the NG have their HQ. There is a 22 mile difference, only that they are in the same county is accurate. Millington is it’s own city. I know I’ve lived there 25 years.

We have moved farther from the cesspit of mempis by 22 miles over into Tipton Co.

But hubby is Ret. SCPO so we use the base.


3 posted on 10/25/2013 4:46:20 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: GailA

No more than a half mile from where I used to work.


4 posted on 10/25/2013 5:08:20 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: markomalley

Does anyone have the name of the perp?


5 posted on 10/25/2013 5:50:43 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: markomalley
The sergeant first class, whose name was not released....

My, isn't that unusual? What aren't we supposed to infer from knowing his name? Clean up his online trail, perhaps?

6 posted on 10/25/2013 5:56:27 AM PDT by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: Bushbacker1

http://www.wmctv.com/story/23780840/reports-of-possible-active-shooter-at-millington-naval-base

others here:
https://www.google.com/#q=tn+national+guard+shooting+amos+patton


7 posted on 10/25/2013 5:58:38 AM PDT by deport
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To: markomalley
One of my boys is a CMDR. on the Navy base. in fact he was born on the base. My daughter was at the Commissary buying groceries. They didn't even know about the shooting until a friend called me to see if he was alright. Only a very small part of Memphis is really bad.
8 posted on 10/25/2013 6:57:09 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: deport

More info on alleged shooter and photo here:

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/oct/25/alleged-national-guard-shooter-identified/

And here:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57609266-504083/amos-patton-national-guardsman-allegedly-shot-two-of-his-superiors-at-tenn-armory/


9 posted on 10/25/2013 8:51:05 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: markomalley

Amos Patton has been identified as the man who shot and wounded three National Guard members in Millington Thursday.

One of Holders people.


10 posted on 10/25/2013 2:26:13 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- <<http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
any time any thing good or tragic it has to have a memphis connection, they are OVER obsessed to get the memphis name out to the public.
11 posted on 10/26/2013 6:02:55 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: GailA

Does seem that way. We lived in Munford for a couple of years and met some fine people there. Also worked with some outstanding individuals on the base.


12 posted on 10/26/2013 6:21:12 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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