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Local links, March 8

Post by Scott Fontaine on March 8, 2010 at 8:19 am |
March 8, 2010 8:19 am

We could lead today’s local links list with easily the most newsworthy story of the weekend: Iraq’s parliamentary elections.

But readers of The News Tribune apparently like reading — and commenting on — something a bit closer to home: The sentencing of a Madigan Army Medical Center neurosurgeon for a 2009 road rage incident.

One quote from Dr. Dennis Geyer really appeared to rankle the masses: “As a West Point graduate, and a U.S. Army officer, I always speak the truth,” he told the judge. “I only struck Mr. Speed once. People may find that hard to believe, but it’s true.”

Mr. Speed — the 61-year-old victim, Robert Speed — was left with a pair of black eyes, a fractured nose, a detatched retina and a bloody gash on his forehead.

(Here’s KOMO-TV’s take on it.)

Other local links:

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Iraq’s vote key test for a democracy in progress [Associated Press]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Family mourns Bethesda native killed in Afghanistan [Washington Post]
Analysis: Hard part in Marjah has only just begun [Associated Press]

McChord Field
Local bases join Chile relief efforts [San Antonio Express-News]

17th Fires Brigade
Iraqi Elections in Basra [DVIDS]
Iraqi Medical Soldiers Turn to U.S. for Training [DVIDS]

593rd Sustainment Brigade
Service Members Compete in ‘Phoenix Support’ Combatives Tournament [DVIDS]

Naval Base Kitsap
Skookum, Kitsap’s Unsung Big Employer, Thinks Bigger [Kitsap Sun]

Local service members
Top Army Reserve Soldiers Visit Troops at Camp Bondsteel [DVIDS]
Elections [DVIDS]

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