Slain soldier wanted out of Army, dad says

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — The father of a former Army soldier found slain along with his girlfriend in southeast Georgia says disagreements his son had with superiors made him want to leave the Army.

Four Fort Stewart soldiers are facing charges stemming from the slayings of 19-year-old Michael Roark and 17-year-old Tiffany York. Roark’s father told The Associated Press on Tuesday he wants to know why his son ended up dead three days after the Army discharged him.

Brett Roark says his son, in one year, went from being a proud young private to someone who wanted out of the Army.

Roark’s father says his son had disagreements with superiors at Fort Stewart, but wouldn’t say if they included the soldiers charged in the case. Officials at Fort Stewart declined comment on the investigation.


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