Soldier Says He Was Ordered to Delete Fort Hood Video

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    FORT HOOD, Texas – A soldier who recorded the terror of last year's deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a military court heard Friday.

    Under cross examination, Pfc. Lance Aviles told an Article 32 hearing that his noncommissioned officer ordered him to destroy the two videos on Nov. 5, the same day that a gunman unleashed a volley of bullets inside a processing center at the Texas Army post.

    Soldier Says He Was Ordered to Delete Fort Hood Video - FoxNews.com
     
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    and he complied? What a dumb shit.
     
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    If this turns out to be true, I hope this NCO is thrown out of the military after he does a few years for destroying evidence. And the troop is a damned fool.
     
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    This PFC could be charged to since we know that all soldiers are required to think for themselves when given orders.
     
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    Why would you take a video in the first place? I am sorry. When people are dying, my first response would not be to take a video of it.
     
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    This is true, but for whatever reason, why the hell would anyone want to destroy it...

    I hope they do a very deep investigation on this.
     
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    It DOES seem weird that he'd just obey the command, without at least speaking to any OTHER officers,

    particularly some of the investigative team,

    but it ALSO seems a little strange that he didn't turn the phone over to them, IMMEDIATELY.

    He must have realized that it WAS evidence,

    but maybe he doesn't watch all the Law & Order's, CSI's and NCIS's.
     
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    Probably because it showed people dying, and they didn't want it released on the internet.
    Sometimes 2+2=4

    Are soldiers trained in first aid?
     
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    ALL soldiers are trained in first aid during boot camp. That doesn't mean that when an emergency happens they all pitch in though. Bases of course have written emergency plans and people assigned to certain duties. If medical care wasn't his duty station during such an emergency then he is better off not being there.
     
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    Very much so, and this was a medical unit, if I remember right. Any way there were many of the troops there that started giving first aid almost immediately as I heard it.
     

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