Walter B. Jones Comments On Crimes Against NC Servicewomen

This latest crime involving another death of one our service members possibly by the hands of another has many of you wondering why.

Early this year, Maria Lauterbach's body was found along with her unborn child, in a shallow grave in the backyard of Corporal Cesar Laurean.

Then just three weeks ago, another pregnant servicewoman was found dead in an motel room.

Fayetteville police are investigating the death of Army Specialist Megan Touma as well as the disappearance or Wimunc.

We caught up with Congressman Walter B. Jones to ask him about his thoughts on these types of crime involving our military. He says:

"Crimes are committed both in the military and outside the military, we have it everyday here in eastern Carolina...the only way we would be involved in that is that if there's a mental condition and again that's not just talking about this situation we're talking about being able to provide the mental health to those men and women who have fought and are coming back home"


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  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Aug 5, 2008 at 12:08 PM
    There is a problem, but it doesn't have a (darn) thing to do with combat. The problem is that we are going into our 2nd generation of young people being raised by other young people with no values what so ever. They are growing up on MTV and video games. They are growing up exposed to violence and sex and drugs almost from the cradle. They have no respect for other people much less have any value for another human life. They think they are owed something, from who I have know idea. This stuff happens everyday all around the nation. These just happened to be local and in the military. It isn't military related. These kids are growing up in single parent homes with a "parent" that wants to be their "friend". They are not taught respect, discipline, patience, or about God. We will see more evidence of this as every passing year goes by. It all goes back to two things....the break down of the family unit and the wacko liberal policies we allow to pass for mainstream behavior.

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  • by Rob Location: NC on Jul 14, 2008 at 09:29 PM
    We don't need another generation of veterans feeling sorry for themselves.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Jul 13, 2008 at 02:42 AM
    Do hit the nail on the head with Obama. As another Viet vet who served under both Democratic and Republican administrations I can tell you the military loses under Democratic administration.
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Jul 13, 2008 at 12:54 AM
    To Citizen...I mis-read the sentence. My fault for not paying attention to detail. I understand the horrors of war having served 3 years in Vietnam. Our brave men and women need all the comfort and support during wartime and beyond. If OBAMA gets elected, he needs to increase the military and take the burden off the Active/Reserve components. I'm concerned that he will follow Clinton's footsteps and cut the military, and provide more dollars to our social welfare programs that are an utter failure.
  • by Citizen Location: Eastern NC on Jul 12, 2008 at 08:27 PM
    I do not believe that the one that is dead was going through a divorce that would be the one that is missing. I think Mr. Jones said that the only way that they would get involved is if it turned out to be that kind of a problem. Devil Dog I do believe that we have to agree that there is a lot of men and women who has served during war time and not just the current war who has never gotten the correct kind of help once they returned from war. I can only imagine what kind of things must go through these men and womens minds after being in a war zone and my heart and prayers goes out to them because I know that most of them sees things that none of us can even begin to imagine and the fear of what could happen to them every day that they are in a war zone. I thank God for the men and women who serves our country to protect us.
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Jul 12, 2008 at 04:51 PM
    Let's not use mental health of returning vets as an excuse. This could be stress from a nasty divorce. The facts are not in so it is premature to blame mental illness as the cause for this alledged crime. Only one side of the story is being told. Looking at the approval rating of congress (9%), I think that number reflects a mental health issue of our lawmakers. Congress has "axleitis", that is getting wrapped around issues until paralysis sets in. We need facts, not theories, in solving this potential crime.
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