Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Severe Diet to Blame for Fellow Soldier's Death?

An attempt to lose a lot of weight fast left Staff Sergeant Rashad Valmont dehydrated and delirious, so he shot Master Sergeant Pedro Mercado 6 times when Mercado denied Valmont's leave request, according to the defense.  The reservist shot Mercado at Ft. Gillem (best known for housing USACIL) a year ago, and now Valmont's court-martial for premeditated murder is underway at Ft. Stewart for the death.