Follow-up To Guam Shooting
The Sub Report provides a link to "the rest of the story" about the circumstances behind the "shooting" of the USS Helena officer in Guam last month:
"(The officer) was an electronics materials officer aboard the San Diego-based nuclear-powered submarine USS Helena when he was shot June 4 while on watch, said Lt. E.J. Reynolds, Commander Submarine Squadron 11 spokesman, in a written statement to Stars and Stripes.
"Several days after the incident, Navy officials on Guam said they suspected the act was self-inflicted. The shooting occurred the night before the Helena was to return to San Diego following a port visit to Guam.
"Charges against the sailor include failure to obey an order or regulation, making a false official statement, conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman, and malingering. Malingering, as defined by Article 115 of the UCMJ, is when a person, for the purpose of avoiding work, duty or service, either feigns illness, physical disablement, mental lapse or derangement or intentionally inflicts self-injury."
I'm pretty sure that I worked a little with this young officer in the Attack Center when I was doing my twilight tour at the SubTraFac in San Diego, so I won't be commenting at all, other than to say that I hope the Navy gives him the help he needs.