Army soldiers' movements restricted after swastika graffiti
July 16, 1996
From correspondent Carl Rochelle at the Pentagon
WASHINGTON (CNN) --- The Pentagon says a group of 350 Army Special Forces soldiers has been restricted to its unit area after swastikas were painted on the doors of eight rooms in the group's barracks.
Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon says the swastikas were painted on the barracks doors of the 1st Battalion of the 7th Special Forces group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, sometime between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday. Six of the rooms are occupied by African-American soldiers; the other two are unoccupied.
The Army is investigating the incident and promises appropriate punishment for those responsible. The unit's restriction, according to the Pentagon, is to help the ongoing investigation.
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