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Hey, was there an incident at Ft. Carson in 2008 involving an Obama range target?

A smart, cautious friend tells me he hears there was an incident at Fort Carson, Colo., just after the 2008 election at which some soldiers and officers hung a photo of President-elect Obama and used it for target practice.

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A smart, cautious friend tells me he hears there was an incident at Fort Carson, Colo., just after the 2008 election at which some soldiers and officers hung a photo of President-elect Obama and used it for target practice. I did a google search and didn’t come up with anything. But has anyone heard anything about this? If so, was there any disciplinary action?

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza/Flickr

 

A smart, cautious friend tells me he hears there was an incident at Fort Carson, Colo., just after the 2008 election at which some soldiers and officers hung a photo of President-elect Obama and used it for target practice. I did a google search and didn’t come up with anything. But has anyone heard anything about this? If so, was there any disciplinary action?

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza/Flickr

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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