Soldiers ‘Take A STAND!’ against violence, drinking

| April 23, 2015 | 2 Comments
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS—Flanked by their brigade leaders and the U.S. Army-Hawaii senior commander, four USARHAW Soldiers and a spouse were recognized, Friday, for “Taking a STAND!” against domestic violence, sexual assault and drunk driving. Beginning fourth from the left, Kallayan Bouie and her husband, Sgt. Kenneth Bouie, Company H, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division, intervened when they heard an intoxicated Soldier strangling his wife while holding a knife against her throat, interrupting the assault and continuing on to cooperate with the Military Police to prosecute the aggressor. Pfc. Courtney Gross, 558th MP Co., 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command, noticed a downward spiral in her friend’s mood and engaged her, learning she’d been sexually assaulted a few days before, and helped her to get the support she needed, leading to her reporting the assault to her chain of command. Spc. James Finch and Spc. Albert Morin, 58th MP Co., 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th TSC, made the community safer by volunteering to provide intoxicated drivers a ride home. (Photo by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs)

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS—Soldiers receive recognition and a remembrance photo for taking action against violence and drunk driving, April 17. (Photo by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs)

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Flanked by their brigade leaders and the U.S. Army-Hawaii senior commander, Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn (third from left), four USARHAW Soldiers and a spouse were recognized, April 17, for “Taking a STAND!” against domestic violence, sexual assault and drunk driving.

Beginning fourth from the left, Kallayan Bouie, and her husband, Sgt. Kenneth Bouie, Company H, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division, intervened when they heard an intoxicated Soldier strangling his wife while holding a knife against her throat. They interrupted the assault and continued on to cooperate with the Military Police to prosecute the aggressor.

Pfc. Courtney Gross, 558th Military Police Co., 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command, noticed a downward spiral in her friend’s mood and engaged her, learning she’d been sexually assaulted a few days before. She helped her friend to get the support she needed, leading to her reporting the assault to her chain of command.

Spc. James Finch and Spc. Albert Morin, 58th MP Co., 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th TSC, made the community safer by volunteering to provide intoxicated drivers a ride home.

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Category: Leadership, News, SHARP, Take a Stand!

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  1. Jim Gross says:

    So proud of you Courtney Dad

  2. Latosha Floyd says:

    Wow! Awesome Soldiers and leaders (regardless of rank). Great job!!

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