'I thought he was going to kill me': Army investigating Fort Riley soldier’s abuse allegations
The Army is investigating a Fort Riley soldier’s claims he was subjected to physical punishment that left him seriously injured and that he has been persecuted by his chain of command since.
“It was probably the most terrifying experience of my entire life,” Pvt. Tanner Frederick, a soldier in the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, told Cleveland television station WOIO.
The incident happened on Nov. 6, 2017, while Frederick’s infantry company was at Fort Polk, La., undergoing urban combat training. The private said a noncommissioned officer slammed his head into the ground several times, causing him a traumatic brain injury and a broken nose.
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