101st Airborne announces Division Sustainment Brigade deployment
The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) announced Tuesday the upcoming deployment of the 101st Division Sustainment Brigade (Lifeliners) to Kuwait.
More than 200 soldiers will deploy to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to conduct mission command operations and provide intra-theater logistical support, the release states.
“Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Campbell and I are extremely humbled to serve alongside these incredible men and women in such a storied division. Our Division Sustainment Brigade warriors are highly trained, disciplined and fit,” said Col. Peter L. Gilbert, commander, 101st Div. Sust. Bde. “Together we stand ready to fight and win anywhere, anytime, and under any conditions. Soldiers at every echelon are committed to supporting this important mission, and look forward to working alongside our regional security partners to reinforce conditions for long-term stability as the Middle East recalibrates.”
Working in coordination with joint, interagency, and multinational partners, the 101st Div. Sust. Bde. will provide contracting, distribution, and key logistical support through organic and contracted transportation assets.
Ex-soldier agrees not to contest conviction in baby’s death
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A former Fort Campbell soldier accused of raping and killing his infant daughter has agreed not to contest a conviction for second-degree murder and will serve 15 years in prison without parole, authorities said.
Christopher Paul Conway, 25, entered the plea Friday, shortly before his trial was to begin in Tennessee’s Montgomery County, news outlets reported.
His daughter, Adeline, was found dead on Nov. 14, 2017, with a dehumidifier cord wrapped around her neck. Findings from the autopsy indicated the 8-month-old girl had injuries consistent with being raped and her father was charged.
Prosecutor Kimberly Lund told Clarksville Now that the victim’s family agreed with the plea.
“There will never be a sentence harsh enough to ease the death of a child. Adeline was a beautiful baby whose life was taken far too soon. I hope her sister and family can find peace now that this case has been resolved,” Lund said.
Defense attorney Edward DeWerff told The Leaf Chronicle that he believes a jury would have convicted his client.
“That is an incredibly good settlement for my client,” DeWerff said. “If convicted, he would have got life ... 51 calendar years.”
KSP warns public of scams
Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville have been contacted by multiple concerned citizens about scams.
Currently, we have been made aware of two different scams. The first scam was a call from someone claiming to work for AT&T. They advised the caller if he would send $1,000 via eBay cards, his monthly bill would be lower. After sending the payment, he would qualify for other discounts if more eBay cards were sent.
The second scam was similar, but this person claimed to work for Amazon. They requested money to be sent via Google Play cards.
The Kentucky State Police would like to remind everyone to never share your Social Security Number or other personal information online or by phone. Also, legitimate businesses will never ask you to pay with Apple cards, eBay cards, Google Play cards, or any other prepaid card.
To report a possible scam, please contact 888-432-9257 by phone, or fill out a complaint form online at ag.ky.gov