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    2 Months After Army Identified Suspects Who Allegedly Painted Racial Slurs on Barracks, No Punishment Yet

    2 Months After Army Identified Suspects Who Allegedly Painted Racial Slurs on Barracks, No Punishment Yet

    The two 1st Cavalry Division soldiers accused of lighting fires and painting racial slurs and a penis on the walls of a Cavazos, Texas, barracks two months ago have not faced charges and their unit has not taken disciplinary action, according to the .

    The soldiers are accused of painting the N-word on at least three different places in a barracks building on April 22, shown in of the incident reviewed by .com. The pair also are accused of lighting part of the laundry room on fire and spray-painted male genitalia on a wall.

    A service spokesperson, citing an ongoing investigation, confirmed to Military.com that despite the elapsed time since the incident, no soldiers have been charged and local commanders have taken no disciplinary action so far.

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    “The Army does not condone these deliberate acts of vandalism as they run counter to Army values and standards of conduct,” Maj. Tim Watts, a spokesperson for the 1st Cavalry Division, said in a statement. “It is Army policy not to comment on open investigations. The Army will take the necessary steps to ensure appropriate disciplinary action is taken against those involved once the investigation is completed and provided to the command.”

    While criminal investigations are known to move slowly, those proceedings are separate from actions a commander can take, including…

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