Armed Forces News

Military criminal investigators are probing the possible role of two Navy SEALs in June 4 death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar in Bamako, Mali, the New York Times reported Oct. 29. Melgar was found dead under suspicious circumstances in embassy housing there, the Times reported. An autopsy determined that Melgar was strangled to death. The Army Criminal Investigation Command in Stuttgart, Germany, where Melgar was stationed, immediately suspected foul play and notified the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which took over the investigation. Melgar was attached to the Fort Bragg, N.C.-based 3rd Special Forces Group. The two sailors, who are attached to SEAL Team 6, have been placed in administrative leave and shipped out of the country, the Times reported.