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ChaosKitty

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This was in a service home in Mali. It was ruled a homicide but kept under wraps there's basically two trains of thoughts: he either pissed someone off or he found out something they were up to that was illegal and I'm thinking the second thought

http://heavy.com/news/2017/10/logan-melgar-seal-team-6-mali-obituary/

wo members of the elite Navy SEAL Team 6 are under investigation after the suspicious death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Mali, the New York Times reports.

Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar, 34, was found dead June 4 in embassy housing in the Malian capital of Bamako and agents with the Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) are working to determine whether he was strangled by the unnamed SEALs, the Times reports.

Many details about the case remain a mystery and military officials have kept quiet about Melgar’s death. Here’s what you need to know:

1. Melgar Was Living With Other Special Operators in Mali & Foul Play Was Immediately Suspected, the Times Reports

FacebookLogan Melgar.

Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar was living at U.S. embassy housing in Bamako along with several other Special Operations forces who were assigned to the West African country to help with training and counterterrorism, the New York Times reports.

Melgar died on June 4 and an autopsy by a military medical examiner determined his death was a homicide caused by strangulation, sources told the Times.

According to the Times, details of what led to Melgar’s death have not been made public. His death occurred about 5 a.m. inside the team house. His superiors were initially told he had been injured while wrestling or grappling with the SEALs, the Times reports. According to a version of events told to the newspaper, Melgar was put into a chokehold by one of the commandos and passed out. The SEALs tried to revive him, and then rushed him to a clinic, where he was pronounced dead. But it is not known if that is an accurate account of what occurred.


The newspaper reports that the mystery has led members of the tight-knit Green Beret community to speculate about what happened. The Times reports that some in the community think Melgar could have been involved in a personal dispute with his housemates or could have “stumbled upon some illicit activity the SEALs were involved in, and they silenced him.”

Melgar’s superiors in Germany immediately suspected foul play and an investigator was sent to the scene within 24 hours, the Times reports. He was four months into a six-month tour in Mali, according to the New York Times.

Melgar was part of small team assigned to the U.S. Ambassador to Mali, Paul Folmsbee. He and the team provided intelligence about Islamic militants to Folmsbee, and also served to protect U.S. personnel against attacks and helped assess which local troops could be trained and equipped to create a counterterrorism force, the Times reports.

He was living with three other Special Forces operators, including the two SEAL commandos, who were in Mali at Folmsbee’s request on a previously undisclosed and highly unusual clandestine mission to support French and Malian counterterrorism forces battling Al Qaeda’s branch in North and West Africa, known as Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, as well as smaller cells aligned with Al Qaeda or the Islamic State,” according to the Times. The SEALs provided intelligence for missions and took place in two operations in Mali before Melgar’s death, according to the Times.



2. The 2 SEALs Have Been Called ‘Persons of Interest’ & Were Flown Out of Mali After Melgar’s Death

Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar.


No one has been charged in Melgar’s death, according to the New York Times report.NCIS took over the investigation on September 25. The Army Criminal Investigative Division originally investigated the death.

The homicide investigation was not made public prior to the Times’ report on October 29. Melgar’s death was not formally announced by the Department of Defense, Army or the Pentagon’s African Command.

“NCIS does not discuss the details of ongoing investigations,” spokesman Ed Buice said in a statement.

According to the Times, the two Navy SEALs, who have not been identified publicly, were flown out of Mali shortly after Melgar’s death. They were initially listed as witnesses, but were later re-classified as “persons of interest,” the newspaper reports. The two SEALs have been placed on administrative leave, according to the Times.


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3. Melgar Was a Texas Native Who Enlisted in the Army After Graduating From Texas Tech
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Family of Logan Melgar came to speak to the Tigers. Frenship is honoring Logan who was killed in action this year. #txhsfb#frenshipnation

1:11 PM - Oct 6, 2017






Melgar was a Lubbock, Texas, native, graduating from Frenship High School in Wolfforth in 2001, according to the Frenship ISD’s website. He enlisted in the Army after graduating from college, the school district said. He graduated from Texas Tech University.

According to ABC News, Melgar enlisted in 2012 as an 18x, or Special Forces candidate. In 2016, he was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) in 2016, after completing Special Forces Qualification and Special Forces Engineer courses, the news network reports.

Melgar was honored by Frenship High School at its homecoming game earlier this month.

“Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger,” the school district said. “This is one way we let the world know that once a person walks through the doors of any Frenship ISD campus, they become part of the Frenship Nation. We become family.”

His family came onto the field during the ceremony, which can be seen at the end of the video above."
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cubby

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@PsychoKitty what happened to your post? Do you have a Chrome book POS computer, mine and Carolina Blue's do the same thing out of the blue.
 

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DEZPICABLE ME

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When I read the subject i thought i was going to read that. Green Beret was killed by seals, not SEALS. I was like holy shit, those must have been some badass sea creatures! But,no.
This is interesting too though. :D
 

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Mitchfb

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Everything about this story sucks, this man was serving his country honorably. Had taken care of business twice over in Afghanistan and was doing his best to make the world a better place in a country like Mali.
His integrity and honesty was obviously above reproach, and what does he get in reward for his amazing service? Killed by his own. I can't think of any punishment these two SEALS could receive that would be fitting for their crime.
 

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ChaosKitty

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Everything about this story sucks, this man was serving his country honorably. Had taken care of business twice over in Afghanistan and was doing his best to make the world a better place in a country like Mali.
His integrity and honesty was obviously above reproach, and what does he get in reward for his amazing service? Killed by his own. I can't think of any punishment these two SEALS could receive that would be fitting for their crime.
there's alot more in another story but have to find it: from a third party witness, they had his mouth duck taped and this wasn't an instant thing
[doublepost=1510898581,1510642044][/doublepost]well it never should have been turned over to ncis as they are gonna let them skate, they are claiming not enough evidence to prove they were skimming and that this happened because one was mad this guy tried to ditch them driving to a party
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-army/2017/11/16/report-seal-wanted-to-get-back-at-strangled-green-beret-for-party-snub/
 

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JackBurton

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You can get kicked out for tying someones shoelaces together as a form of bullying/hazing or just a prank nowadays. Whether there's criminal prosecution or not(and i dont see how there wont be, they killed a guy) these fucks will be given the boot and it will at the very least be a less than honorable. You simply cant kill someone in todays military and fully get away with it. They are admitting at this point taht they murdered him, albeit accidentally.

Pretty obvious the yare in fact crooked and were stealing money though. No doubt about that.

Military needs to release their names so they and their families can be publically shamed.
[doublepost=1511496702,1511490619][/doublepost]Another good reminder that the military, even at the the most highly esteemed levels, is full of scumbag filth douchebags just like any other profession/line of work. Remember this story next Veterans Day or any time you consider paying for a servicemans meal.
 

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Satanica

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/two-navy-seals-two-marines-charged-murder-green-beret-n936736
Two elite Navy SEALs and two Marine Raiders were charged with felony murder in the June 2017 strangulation death of U.S. Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar.

The U.S. Navy brought the charges against the four service members on Tuesday, painting a gruesome picture of the effort to kill Melgar, 34.

The suspects are accused of driving to Marine quarters to obtain duct tape, breaking into Melgar's room while he was sleeping, restraining him with the duct tape, and strangling him in a chokehold. The four U.S. service members, which include two members of the famed SEAL Team Six, killed Melgar "while perpetrating a burglary," according to their charge sheets.

Melgar was killed in Bamako, Mali, where U.S. forces were working with local military to counter the local Al Qaeda affiliate, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. The charges were first reported by The Daily Beast.

Melgar died in the embassy housing he shared with other service members.

In addition to felony murder, the charges against the four men include conspiracy, obstruction of justice, hazing and burglary.
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"We will not allow allegations or substantiated incidents of misconduct erode decades of honorable accomplishments by the members of US Special Operations Command," Captain Jason Salata said. "If these allegations of misconduct are substantiated, they represent a violation of the trust and standards required of all service members."

"We hold ourselves and each other accountable on a daily basis because we know that lives are on the line."

The names of the two Navy SEALS are redacted from the charge sheets, but a September 2017 Army Criminal Investigative Division report about the incident quotes Navy SEAL Tony DeDolph saying he and Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar were wrestling at 4 a.m. when a fellow SEAL Adam Cranston Matthew came in and joined in the horseplay. According to the SEALS, the men fell down together and when they stood up, Melgar wasn't breathing.

The SEALs say they attempted CPR and tried to open an airway, but Melgar died of asphyxiation.

The identities of the Marine Raiders are still not public, but their tie to the Raiders was first reported by NBC News.
 

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cubby

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They don't make them service boys like they used to, and that's a fact.
 

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CbabyRKO

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Two US Navy SEALs and two Marines have been charged in the 2017 strangulation death of an Army Green Beret while they were stationed in the African country of Mali.

Staff Sgt Logan Melgar, 34, died from asphyxiation on June 4 after two members of SEAL Team Six allegedly broke into his room while he was sleeping, bound him with duct tape and 'choked him out', according to charging documents.
Melgar was pronounced dead at a French clinic in Bamako, Mali, where the SEALs told investigators he'd been involved in a drunken accident during combat training - though an autopsy revealed he had no drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his death.
The names were redacted on charging documents released Thursday, but a 2017 Army Criminal Investigation Command report identified the SEALs involved in the incident as Petty Officer Antony DeDolph and Chief Petty Officer Adam Cranston Matthews.
The Navy said in a statement that the service members face charges that include murder, hazing and obstruction of justice.

The service members are also accused of lying to Navy commanders and investigators about what happened.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 10 at a base in Norfolk.
US Special Operations Command spokesman Navy Capt Jason Salata told USNI News on Thursday: 'If these allegations of misconduct are substantiated, they represent a violation of the trust and standards required of all service members.
'We trust our service members to safeguard our nation’s most sensitive interests and to do so with honor.'
Sources close to the investigation told The Daily Beast that shortly before his death Melgar told his wife, Michelle, that he had a bad feeling about the two SEAL team six members on the operation with him.

SEAL Team Six is the special operations force famed for killing Osama Bin Laden in 2011. Melgar didn't give Michelle any other details over email, instead telling her that he'd give her the full story once he was home.
Part of the intelligence gathering operation in Mali involved a fund used to pay informants.
Two Special Operation sources told the Daily Beast that Melgar discovered the pair of SEALs were skimming off of the top of the dirty military money to keep for themselves.
When he confronted them about it, sources say the pair told Melgar they could get him a cut of the money in return for his silence. He allegedly refused.

It isn't clear what happened that sparked an altercation between Melgar and the two SEALs at around 5am on June 4.

But the sources allege that things escalated to the point that Melgar ended up losing consciousness and eventually stopped breathing, suggesting that he was suffocated.
According to the Military Times, DeDolph and Matthews initially told investigators they found Melgar unresponsive in his room.
But they later changed their story and claimed they were doing a hand-to-hand combat training at 4am.
They told authorities that Melgar was drunk and had passed out. However, Melgar's friends said he didn't drink alcohol.
That revelation prompted DeDolph and Matthews to change their stories again, claiming they had ambushed Melgar in his room after he deliberately avoided them while driving to a party.
During the scuffle, Melgar became unconscious and stopped breathing. In a panic the SEALs attempted to open an airway in Melgar's throat, officials claimed.
When that failed to revive him, the two SEALs told another Green Beret on the operation that Melgar was unconscious, and the three of them took him to a French clinic for help.
But Melgar was dead on arrival. It's not clear exactly when he died, but he died of asphyxiation.
His body was found in a US Embassy Housing Room, the New York Times reported.

Meglar's superiors suspected foul play and dispatched an investigating officer to the scene within 24 hours.
The SEAL pair then tried to cover their involvement by telling superiors that Melgar was drunk during combat training - or hand-to-hand fighting exercises - and that is how he got himself knocked out and killed.
But it was a bad excuse because the autopsy report eventually came back, proving that there were no traces of drugs or alcohol in the Green Beret's system. One source even claims he didn't drink in the first place.
Brig. Gen Donald Bolduc, who is the Commander of the Special Ops Command-Africa, was allegedly skeptical of the SEALs stories and the initial reports about Melgar's death, and told commanders in Mali to preserve any evidence.
Michelle was apparently also suspicious, three sources told the Daily Beast.

She approached commanders about her concerns regarding his cause of death and allegation that he had been drinking. She also gave investigators the emails her husband sent her about the problems he was having with the two SEALs.
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Satanica

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They should be required to reimburse the govt for the cost of training, etc. I doubt Green Berets come cheap. He was killed because he was a man of honor. He was worth every penny that was spent on his training, and it's really getting to me that he was taken by these scumbag counterfeits. For that matter they should have to reimburse for their own training.
 
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ChaosKitty

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this turned my stomach when it first came out because I knew there was a coverup murder probably over I thought drugs but definitely something illegal.
 

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A U.S. Navy SEAL pleaded guilty Thursday to hazing and assault charges for his role in the 2017 strangulation of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.

Adam Matthews entered the plea at a special court-martial hearing at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.

Matthews was one of four U.S. service members who were charged with murder and other crimes in the hazing-related death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, a Texas native.

"I can't describe how sorry I am for the death of Staff Sergeant Melgar," Matthews told the court. "I am truly sorry."


Military prosecutors agreed to drop the murder charge against Matthews, who agreed to testify against a fellow Navy SEAL and two Marines who were also charged in the incident.

In the first detailed public account of Melgar's death in Mali, Matthews said he had agreed to help the other three defendants haze Melgar over perceived slights against his fellow troops.

Among those slights, Matthews said, was an incident in which Melgar, while riding a motorcycle to a party at a diplomatic embassy in the capital city of Bamako, drove off from the two Marines following in another vehicle. Matthews suggested that the Marines felt Melgar had abandoned them in an urban setting that has been the target of terrorist activity.

Matthews described the incident as "just one of a number of performance and behavioral issues" with Melgar, who was perceived by fellow troops as not being a team player.

Matthews said the plans became "more juvenile" as he and the other three service members hung out at a restaurant discussing how to handle Melgar.

Matthews said that while Melgar was in his bedroom, he and the others broke down the door with a sledgehammer for "dramatic effect," then bound his wrists and ankles with duct tape. They planned to record the incident on video to embarrass Melgar in what Matthews described as a "known remediation," or hazing ritual within the special forces community.

At some point, Matthews said, the other Navy SEAL applied a chokehold to Melgar, who became unresponsive and was unable to be resuscitated.

The sentencing phase of Matthews' court-martial was scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon.
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https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/navy-seal-pleads-guilty-hazing-death-green-beret-63080909
 

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ChaosKitty

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He was a true hero they were garbage, there story is a coverup and the prosecutors that accepted it know that shame on all of them, none of them deserve the right to keep a uniform or be in a position of authority that were willing to go along with this half ass verdict
 
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