Green Beret Discovered SEALs Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed.
The story surrounding the slaying of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar keeps unraveling, starting with the SEALs-turned-suspects assertion that the soldier was drunk the night he died.
11.12.17 8:00 PM ET
Logan Melgar hadnt had a drink on June 4th.
The Green Beret sergeants dry day became a key to unraveling the narrative spun by the elite Navy commandos whom military investigators now suspect killed him, officials familiar with the case said.
Melgar, a staff sergeant in the Armys 3rd Special Forces Group, was specifically selected for an intelligence operation in the west African nation of Mali. He was well respected by the American Embassy staff and the partner forces there, a former U.S. Africa Command official said. But shortly before he died, Melgar told his wife that he had a bad feeling about two of his partners in that effort, both of whom were members of SEAL Team Six.
Not wanting to say much more, Melgar informed his wife, Michelle, that hed tell her the full story when he got back home, according to an official speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still ongoing.
Now those two Navy SEALs are under investigation for killing Melgaran investigation, first reported by the New York Times, sending shockwaves throughout the special-operations community. Military experts were hard-pressed to think of another case where elite U.S. troops turned on one another.
This account is based on five members of the special-operations community who were not cleared to speak publicly. Representatives of both U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) declined comment for this story, as the Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has an active investigation into Melgars death. NCIS would not comment beyond confirming the investigation is underway.
getting all along. He was 34 . The whole sequence of events is very disturbing
I tried to find in your profile but you don't have that many bookmarkings.
and actually it looks like they still have not been charged
Im glad the truth is coming out about the motive
I have a ton of respect for those who serve. Some of the best and brightest we have sacrifice for their country. But the idea that those who serve are infallible is dangerous. There are some really bad people who enlist in the armed forces. And some of them can even become SEALS, which is reserved for the best leaders.