San Diego soldier dies in noncombat incident in Kosovo

first_img Updated: 9:48 PM SAN MARCOS (KUSI) – A soldier from the San Diego area died as a result of a “non-combat related” incident in Kosovo, the Department of Defense said Friday.U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Conrad Robinson died Thursday at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, according to a Defense Department statement. He was deployed as part of Operation Joint Guardian, a peacekeeping force in Kosovo.Robinson, 36, was a graduate of San Marcos High School, according to his Facebook profile.He was assigned to the 155th Medical Detachment, 261st Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.Officials offered no further details on the nature of the incident that led to Robinson’s death, other than to say it was under investigation. KUSI Newsroom, San Diego soldier dies in non-combat incident in Kosovo Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Posted: May 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom May 26, 2018last_img read more

Exservicemen begin dharna at Jantar Mantar

first_imgAbout 70 ex-servicemen on Tuesday sat on a dharna at Jantar Mantar in the national Capital against the delay in implementation of the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) scheme even as the relay hunger strike by retired soldiers on the issue entered its ninth day.They demanded the government to fulfil the promises made with regard to implementation of the OROP scheme. The ex-servicemen wore black bands on their arms, while Sikh ex-servicemen even wore black bands on their turban.  Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI”We served the nation with all our heart, but when today we are having a hard time living on our meagre pension, the government is not hearing our grievances,” Durga Dutta, who served in the Punjab regiment for 24 years, said.Shiv Kumar Rana, a retired havildar who had served in the Kumaon regiment and works as a private security guard now, said it is difficult to manage with a pension of just Rs 15,000.The Narendra Modi government has said it was committed to OROP, a key promise made during Lok Sabha polls. It is, however, yet to implement the scheme.Around 22 lakh ex-servicemen and over six lakh war widows stand to be the immediate beneficiaries of the OROP scheme.last_img read more