Skip to comments.Rebel U.S. soldier punished for cutting chutes as Humvees drop from plane
Posted on 05/10/2018 7:00:36 AM PDT by rktman
A U.S. Army soldier has been reduced in rank to the E-1 grade and given a Bad Conduct Discharge after a panel of soldiers and officers ruled he deliberately destroyed three Humvee vehicles being airdropped during an exercise by cutting the straps to their parachutes.
The issue has been covered closely by the Military Times and the site reported Wednesday that Sgt. John Skipper, a Germany-based cavalry scout, was convicted of destruction of government property and making false statements.
The event happened in 2016. Skipper was found guilty of three instances of destroying military property worth over $500 and lying.
Military officials said Silver was not a parachute rigger, but a scout who was told to help the Italy-based parachute riggers for the exercise.
Video of the incident went viral on the web, and showed the vehicles exploding on impact after they were dropped during the Saber Junction exercise at the Hohenfels Training Area in Germany.
A soldier on the ground, making the video, can be heard cheering and laughing and using very offensive language.
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Why did he do this?
He needs to do time in Leavenworth.
I think its only fair that this butthole be forced to pay the govt back for all three Humvees.
Why did he do this?
To see if a Humvee could Fly ,a WKRP thing maybe
This the US Army?
This jerk is not in the brig for sabotage??? WTH? $660k of our hard earned money.
Yes, what a psycho.
I'll say! Three Humvees.
He got off light.
“The military said the maximum penalty would have been 10 years in jail, a dishonorable discharge and loss of all pay.”
Why no jail time and dishonorable discharge?
Convicted under the new snowflake rules?
Big Chicken Dinner’s are no joke, but this guy should have gotten a Duck Dinner and a stint in Leavenworth.
AGAIN: Another day @PlanetWRF?
How about we auto chute him with cut parachute lines.
This guy needs to go to prison and then be forced to pay restitution.
Everyone should write Sec Army and their congresscritter and tell them this is not accountability for our money.
OVER $500. LOL!
WKRP was one of the greats.
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