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Opinion: Sgt. Carpenter case deserves court martial.

Opinion by Hank Nuwer

The father of a son who was slammed with a wooden mallet as his hazing wants a court martial with, upon conviction, a reduction in rank and the guardhouse for assault by Sgt. Steven D. Carpenter.

I concur.

All the good army military pronouncements failed to stop this beating of Phillip Roach or the suicide of Danny Chen.

A court martial is essential.

A $1,000 fine is ridiculously too little.

Moderator Hank Nuwer


By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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