The Officer killed in Thursday’s Fort Bragg shooting has been identified as Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale.
The 42-year-old — who was from Alvin, Texas — was a Bronze Star Medal recipient and Commander of the 525th Brigade Special Troops Battalion at the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade. In addition to that, Tisdale was a decorated war veteran from his duties in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Other distinguished medals the Lt. Col. held were a Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, and a Senior Parachutist Badge, according to Fox News.
During a unit safety briefing Thursday one of Tisdale’s subordinates produced a gun and fatally shot him and two other members, who were hospitalized. The shooter then turned the gun on himself. He’s not expected to survive his self-inflicted wounds.
One of the soldiers injured is 22-year-old Spc. Michael E. Latham of Vacaville, California. He was released from the hospital on Friday. The other victim hasn’t been identified yet. Authorities were waiting to release names when next of kin had been contacted.
Reports allege the suspect of the Fort Bragg shooting was facing court martial for stealing a $2,000 tool box from the base’s motor pool.
Fox News reports that the alleged shooter had served as part of Lt. Col. Tisdale’s security in Afghanistan.