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S. HRG. 104-823

THE PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES OF THE INVES

TIGATIVE SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
DEFENSE AND THE MILITARY DEPARTMENTS
CONCERNING THE INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE
DEATHS OF MILITARY PERSONNEL WHICH MAY
HAVE RESULTED FROM SELF-INFLICTED CAUSES

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON

PERSONNEL

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES

UNITED STATES SENATE

ONE HUNDRED FOURTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

SEPTEMBER 12, 1996

Printed for the use of the Committee on Armed Services

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1997

37-213 CC

For sale by the U.S. Government Printing Office
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402

ISBN 0-16-054377-0

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COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES

STROM THURMOND, South Carolina, Chairman JOHN W. WARNER, Virginia

SAM NUNN, Georgia WILLIAM S. COHEN, Maine

J. JAMES EXON, Nebraska JOHN MCCAIN, Arizona

CARL LEVIN, Michigan DAN COATS, Indiana

EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts BOB SMITH, New Hampshire

JEFF BINGAMAN, New Mexico DIRK KEMPTHORNE, Idaho

JOHN GLENN, Ohio KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON, Texas

ROBERT C. BYRD, West Virginia JAMES M. INHOFE, Oklahoma

CHARLES S. ROBB, Virginia RICK SANTORUM, Pennsylvania

JOSEPH I. LIEBERMAN, Connecticut SHEILA HM, Kansas

RICHARD H. BRYAN, Nevada
LES BROWNLEE, Staff Director
ARNOLD L. PUNARO, Staff Director for the Minority

SUBCOMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL

DIRK KEMPTHORNE, Idaho, Chairman JOHN MCCAIN, Arizona

ROBERT C. BYRD, West Virginia DAN COATS, Indiana

EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts SHEILA FRAHM, Kansas

CHARLES S. ROBB, Virginia

(II)

CONTENTS

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Brownback, Congressman Sam, From Kansas

12

Grams, Senator Rod: Prepared statement

4

Hutchison, Senator Kay Bailey

13

Kempthorne, Senator Dirk, Chairman

1

McCain, Senator John: Prepared statement

4

Pallone, Congressman Frank, From New Jersey:

Oral statement

5

Prepared statement

10

Thurmond, Senator Strom

30

PRINCIPAL WITNESSES WHO APPEARED IN PERSON

Alleyne, Cassandra M., Mother of DT3 Paul R. Mamby, USN:

Oral statement

15

Prepared statement

171

Casto, Charles and Annette, Parents of LCPL Anthony A. Casto, USMC:

Oral statement

25

Prepared statement

27, 156

Addendum to prepared statement

162

Cavanaugh, Col. William J., AUS (Ret.): Oral statement

Doherty, Brig. Gen. Daniel A., USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Crimi.

nal Investigation Command:

Oral statement

88

Prepared statement

90

Hill, Hon. Eleanor, Inspector General, Department of Defense:

Oral statement

75

Prepared statement

84

Nedrow, Roy D., Director, Naval Criminal Investigative Service:

Oral statement

92

Prepared statement

94

Rush, Christopher, Investigative Consultant: Oral statement

17

Sabow, Dr. John David, Brother of Col. James E. Sabow, USMC:

Oral statement

18

Prepared statement

22, 221

Shults, Linda and Royal, Parents of A1C Allen W. Shults, USAF:

Oral statement

14

Prepared statement

246

Taylor, Brig. Gen. Francis X., USAF, Commander, Air Force Office of Special

Investigations:

Oral statement

98

Prepared statement

99

WITNESSES WHO SUBMITTED PREPARED WRITTEN STATEMENTS

Allison, Kay L., Proud Mother of PFC Sean Edward Allison, USA

144

Anderson, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Edgar R., Jr., USAF, Surgeon General, United

States Air Force

126

Ball, Arlene, Mother of PFC James V. Gardner, USMC

166
Beimdiek, Jan, Mother of HM3 Scott Michael Beimdiek, USN

153

Bowman, Vice Adm. F.L., USN,

Chief of Naval

Personnel

128

Bronkowski, Jerry and Donna, Parents of Dan Bronkowski

155

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Carnevale, Richard N., Sr., Father of LCPL Richard N. Carnevale, Jr.,

USMC

Evans, Don O., Father of SR Stephen Paul Evans, USN

Gallagher, Mary J., Mother of SA Todd A. Gallagher, USN

Gilbert, Kim, Sister of SSG Kevin Peyton, USA
Glander, Sylvia, Mother of S. Sgt. Thomas L. Bullington, USAF
Hall, Robyn, Mother of MR2 Michael J. Leslie, Jr., USN
Halligan,

Linda, Mother of SSGT Marc Repetti, USMC

Kumpf, Shirley J. Kumpf-Knight and Kenneth W., D.D.S., Parents of Aaron

Kumpf

Kusila, Patricia, Mother of PFC Steven J. Amato, USA

Lahey, Buster and Melody, Parents of A1C David Travis Harper, USAF

Layne, Kathleen, Mother of Aic Lloyd Garfield Rosenleaf, USAF

Macchioni, W.E. and L.T., Parents of Lt. Rodney Emest Macchioni, USN

Mutter, Lt. Gen. Carol A., USMC, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and

Reserve Affairs, United States Marine Corps

O'Brien, Dennis B., Sr. and Mary L. O'Brien, Parents of MMFN Dennis

Bradley O'Brien, Jr., USN:

Prepared statement

Additional statement

Plunkett, Kenneth and Kathleen, Parents of Shawn A. Plunkett, USA

Presnell, Ruth A., Mother of SSGT Brett E. Presnell, USAF

Quick, Wayne F. and Nancy, Parents of CPT Wayne F. Quick, Jr., USA:

Prepared statement

Addendum to prepared statement

Short, Kathy and Richard, Parents of Seaman William

M. Short, USCG

Stroup, Lt. Gen. Theodore G., Jr., USA, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel,

United States Army.

Thompson, Dodge D., Father of AT3 David Alan Thompson, USN

Vanderbur, Lois, Mother of 2nd Lt. Kirk C. Vanderbur, USMCR

Wanke, Edward and Marie, Parents of PFC Patrick A. Wanke, USA:

Prepared statement

Addendum to prepared statement

Ward, Rose, Mother of Airman Keelyn Ward, USAF

Wright, Sidney, Parent of Terry Todd Wright, USA:

Prepared statement

Addendum to prepared statement

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