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Sergeant Responsible For Epic Humvee Free-Fall Fiasco Found Guilty | Task & Purpose

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The 173rd Airborne soldier charged with the spectacular destruction of three Humvees that plummeted from a C-130 Hercules during a 2016 training exercise in Germany in just been found guilty at court-martial of intentionally causing the mishap, the Army announced on Wednesday.

  • The charges: 29-year-old Sgt. John Skipper, a scout with the 173rd’s 1st Battalion, 91st Cavalry Regiment, was convicted of destroying military property and giving a false official statement.
  • The verdict: The jury found that Skipper “intentionally cut parachute straps on three Humvees,” according to Stars and Stripes. Skipper was sentenced to a bad-conduct discharge and reduction in rank to private. He was facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Source: Sergeant Responsible For Epic Humvee Free-Fall Fiasco Found Guilty | Task & Purpose

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