|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1982, USA|
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 2008, Iraq|
Sgt. Wesley R. Durbin of Hurst, Texas was a 2001 graduate of Dallas Lutheran School where he was an honors student. He volunteered in the Civil Air Patrol in high school, then joined the Marines. After he left the Marine Corps, he joined the Army. He died at age 26 in Tunnis, Iraq, of wounds sustained in a non-hostile incident.
7th Infantry Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Stewart, Georgia
Soldier used M4 to gun down peers [Army Times]
NCOs killed while counseling soldier in Iraq, Army says
By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Sep 22, 2008 16:41:38 EDT
FORT STEWART, Ga. — A 1 a.m. counseling session at a small outpost in Iraq took a fatal turn Sept. 14, Army officials say, when the soldier being counseled opened fire with his M4 on a fellow team leader and their squad leader.
Both the team leader and squad leader died that night despite efforts to save them.
The incident took place at a joint security station in Jurf as Sakhr, a town about 15 miles southwest of Baghdad on the Euphrates River, where soldiers with A Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were on duty.
The two soldiers killed were identified as Staff Sgt. Darris J. Dawson, 24, of Pensacola, Fla., a squad leader, and Sgt. Wesley R. Durbin, 26, of Hurst, Texas, a fellow team leader.
Published: Wed, May 25, 2011 -
Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich is found guilty of killing his squad leader, Darris Dawson of Pensacola and another sergeant.
FORT STEWART, Ga. - An Army sergeant has been found guilty of two counts of premeditated murder in the 2008 slayings of his squad leader and another U.S. soldier at a patrol base in Iraq.
Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich of Minneapolis will face a sentence of life in prison after the 12-member jury at Fort Stewart returned a non-unanimous guilty verdict Wednesday.
The death penalty is only an option when a guilty verdict is unanimous in a military court martial.
During the trial, 41-year-old Bozicevich admitted he shot Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson of Pensacola, Fla., and Sgt. Wesley Durbin of Dallas after they tried to critique his performance.
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