Army Capt. Will Swenson fought alongside a Marine sergeant in a fierce, deadly battle in Afghanistan in which they repeatedly braved enemy fire to try to save fellow troops.
The Marine got the Medal of Honor, but Swenson has nothing to show for his actions. Army officials say he was put in for the valor award but the paperwork got lost.
In his new book, Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer tells what went wrong — with the battle and with the Army that failed its captain.
See the exclusive story in this week’s Army Times.
Where is your new PT test?
The long-awaited new fitness test for soldiers was originally scheduled to go out to the force by Oct. 1.
But delays at Training and Doctrine Command will mean the test won’t be ready by then, and maybe not for months.
The service’s top enlisted soldier has said the proposed new test may be too easy and suggested a much tougher version.
Find out the latest in Army Times.
Charges dropped against sergeant in war zone shooting
Sgt. 1st Class Walter Taylor was accused of negligent homicide and dereliction of duty in the death of a female Afghan doctor. Taylor, who was badly wounded in a later attack and faces many surgeries, has been going through a living hell.
Now the charges have been dismissed, and a report finds the charge of negligence against him was unfounded.
Taylor talked to Army Times about his road back from despair. See the story in this week’s issue.