In December Col. Owen Ray assaulted his wife and threatened to kill her in front of his kids and held them all hostage at gunpoint. Ray now faces charges of first-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault, felony harassment and reckless endangerment. Army documents now show that he will be honorably discharged next month. “I approve his retirement and [in] lieu of elimination, and he will be placed on the retired list in his current grade of O-6 (colonel),” a memo signed by Michael Mahoney, deputy assistant to the secretary of the Army states.
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