UPDATE: The name of a Fort Stewart soldier who was detained after a social media video post went viral has not been released, as the case is still under investigation, according to Army spokespeople. Fort Stewart public affairs officials declined to identify the soldier or offer information on any charges that may be pending against him or the status of his case.
The soldier in the video could be seen yelling expletives at people who were waiting on a parking space at a mall in Savannah. He was recorded shoving the woman that was with him, grabbing her firmly by the wrist and shoving her arm behind her back. The video also shows that the incident took place in front of a young child who was already strapped in the car seat in the back seat of the vehicle. The soldier allegedly threatened the people around him and said F- this country.
“3rd Infantry Division leadership is aware one of our soldiers
was involved in a verbal and physical altercation earlier this week in
Savannah, Georgia, that was captured on video,” Christopher J. Fletcher, director
of Fort Stewart public affairs, told the Courier in an email. “The soldier is
currently under military control. The incident remains under investigation and
we are cooperating and working closely with all involved [including] local and
military law enforcement agencies.
“As the matter remains under investigation, it would not be appropriate to provide further details at this time,” Fletcher continued. “As all of our Army families are important to us, the 3rd Infantry Division has reached out to, and is assisting this soldiers' family to provide them with the appropriate services needed and required during this difficult time.”
In a previous email, Fort Stewart public affairs stated that the soldier’s, “behavior and actions are not condoned by the 3rd Infantry Division and are not in keeping with the values instilled in our Dogface soldiers or our Army."
The video can be viewed at the link below:
Warning: this video contains strong language.