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Other than Honorable: Day 3

A Gazette investigation shows an increasing number of soldiers, including wounded combat veterans, are being kicked out of the service for misconduct, often with no benefits, as the Army downsizes after a decade of war.

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Sgt. Paul Sasse smokes a cigarette while in handcuffs Feb. 12 outside a courtroom at Fort Carson as he waits to be arraigned on assault charges. Sasse, who did three combat tours, later went back to the El Paso County jail, still without charge, after the hearing was canceled. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Special Forces Sgt. Paul Sasse gets patted down before going back to solitary confinement Jan. 23 at the El Paso County jail. The wounded Army veteran had been in jail without charge since July in connection with beating his wife and assaulting military police. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Sgt. Paul Sasse sits in the rear gun turret of the Humvee in 2006 in Iraq where he was later almost killed. Courtesy Jason Inman
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A near-surgical EFP strike on Sgt. Paul Sasse's Humvee in Iraq in 2007 pierced both passenger windows, injuring everyone in the truck and killing the group's sergeant major. Courtesy Jason Inman
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Sgt. Paul Sasse heads into court at Fort Carson. After waiting hours, his arraignment was rescheduled. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Sgt. Paul Sasse prepares to enter a guilty plea March 21 at Fort Carson for a crime the Special Forces soldier says he doesn't remember committing. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Sgt. Paul Sasse is restrained after being forcibly removed from his cell by El Paso County sheriff's deputies July 27. Sasse was charged with three counts of assault in connection with resisting the deputies and faces 15 to 48 years in prison if convicted. Courtesy Haytham Faraj
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Sgt. Paul Sasse argues with civilian veterans advocates Robert Alvarez, left, and Georg-Andreas Pogany, right, after Sasse's Army escort said the reason he was placed in the wrong treatment program was because of his mother. Sasse took some medication and then became upset again saying he needed to call his mom. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Sgt. Paul Sasse appeared in El Paso County Court on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, where he was granted approval to leave the county for a treatment program. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Sgt. Paul Sasse lets a headache pass Jan. 23 in the El Paso County jail. The wounded Army soldier was hit by a roadside bomb in 2007 in Iraq and diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. In jail he struggled with no treatment. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Sgt. Paul Sasse, in shackles, enters a Fort Carson courtroom. On March 21, Sasse pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife and military police, saying, "I'm ashamed of myself." Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Sergeants from the 10th Special Forces group take Sgt. Paul Sasse back to the El Paso County jail after a Feb. 12 hearing at Fort Carson. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Sgt. Paul Sasse waits outside a Fort Carson courtroom to be arraigned for assault charges Feb. 12. He was eventually released and put in a psychiatric hospital. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Sgt. Paul Sasse walks out of a Fort Carson courthouse March 24 after pleading guilty and accepting a plea deal for beating his wife and attacking two military police officers July 3, 2012. Sasse had served 261 days in the El Paso County jail. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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After hours of waiting at the Fort Carson courthouse, Sgt. Paul Sasse was driven back to the El Paso County jail after his arraignment was pushed to a later date. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Sgt. Paul Sasse is handcuffed and shackled as he waits to appear before a judge at Fort Carson to learn the charges on which he has been held for the past eight months. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Sgt. Paul Sasse walks through downtown Colorado Springs after making an appearance April 9 before a civilian judge on three counts of assault against sheriff's deputies at El Paso County jail. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Veterans advocates Georg-Andreas Pogany, left, and Robert Alvarez discuss their frustration with officials at Fort Carson. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Civilian veterans advocate Georg-Andreas Pogany, left, listens to Special Forces Sgt. Paul Sasse in the El Paso County jail in January. Pogany and fellow advocate Robert Alvarez helped Sasse get out of jail and into a treatment program. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Civilian veterans advocates Georg-Andreas Pogany, left, and Robert Alvarez work closely together to help soldiers. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Civilian veterans advocates Georg-Andreas Pogany, left, and Robert Alvarez meet with a soldier in a downtown office to discuss his case and what options he has when dealing with the Army. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Civilian veterans advocate Robert Alvarez, right, takes wounded soldier Kash Alvaro to the Peak Vista Health Center in Divide, Colo., about an hour out of town. Alvaro has seizures up to three times a week, and since being kicked out of the Army without medical care, he relies on the emergency room for care. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Sgt. Paul Sasse smokes a cigarette while in handcuffs Feb. 12 outside a courtroom at Fort Carson as he waits to be arraigned on assault charges. Sasse, who did three combat tours, later went back to the El Paso County jail, still without charge, after the hearing was canceled. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Special Forces Sgt. Paul Sasse gets patted down before going back to solitary confinement Jan. 23 at the El Paso County jail. The wounded Army veteran had been in jail without charge since July in connection with beating his wife and assaulting military police. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Sgt. Paul Sasse sits in the rear gun turret of the Humvee in 2006 in Iraq where he was later almost killed. Courtesy Jason Inman
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

A near-surgical EFP strike on Sgt. Paul Sasse's Humvee in Iraq in 2007 pierced both passenger windows, injuring everyone in the truck and killing the group's sergeant major. Courtesy Jason Inman
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Sgt. Paul Sasse heads into court at Fort Carson. After waiting hours, his arraignment was rescheduled. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Sgt. Paul Sasse prepares to enter a guilty plea March 21 at Fort Carson for a crime the Special Forces soldier says he doesn't remember committing. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Sgt. Paul Sasse is restrained after being forcibly removed from his cell by El Paso County sheriff's deputies July 27. Sasse was charged with three counts of assault in connection with resisting the deputies and faces 15 to 48 years in prison if convicted. Courtesy Haytham Faraj
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Sgt. Paul Sasse argues with civilian veterans advocates Robert Alvarez, left, and Georg-Andreas Pogany, right, after Sasse's Army escort said the reason he was placed in the wrong treatment program was because of his mother. Sasse took some medication and then became upset again saying he needed to call his mom. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Sgt. Paul Sasse appeared in El Paso County Court on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, where he was granted approval to leave the county for a treatment program. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Sgt. Paul Sasse lets a headache pass Jan. 23 in the El Paso County jail. The wounded Army soldier was hit by a roadside bomb in 2007 in Iraq and diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. In jail he struggled with no treatment. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Sgt. Paul Sasse, in shackles, enters a Fort Carson courtroom. On March 21, Sasse pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife and military police, saying, "I'm ashamed of myself." Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Sergeants from the 10th Special Forces group take Sgt. Paul Sasse back to the El Paso County jail after a Feb. 12 hearing at Fort Carson. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Sgt. Paul Sasse waits outside a Fort Carson courtroom to be arraigned for assault charges Feb. 12. He was eventually released and put in a psychiatric hospital. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Sgt. Paul Sasse walks out of a Fort Carson courthouse March 24 after pleading guilty and accepting a plea deal for beating his wife and attacking two military police officers July 3, 2012. Sasse had served 261 days in the El Paso County jail. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

After hours of waiting at the Fort Carson courthouse, Sgt. Paul Sasse was driven back to the El Paso County jail after his arraignment was pushed to a later date. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Sgt. Paul Sasse is handcuffed and shackled as he waits to appear before a judge at Fort Carson to learn the charges on which he has been held for the past eight months. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Sgt. Paul Sasse walks through downtown Colorado Springs after making an appearance April 9 before a civilian judge on three counts of assault against sheriff's deputies at El Paso County jail. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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ALVAREZ and POGANY

Veterans advocates Georg-Andreas Pogany, left, and Robert Alvarez discuss their frustration with officials at Fort Carson. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Civilian veterans advocate Georg-Andreas Pogany, left, listens to Special Forces Sgt. Paul Sasse in the El Paso County jail in January. Pogany and fellow advocate Robert Alvarez helped Sasse get out of jail and into a treatment program. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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ALVAREZ and POGANY

Civilian veterans advocates Georg-Andreas Pogany, left, and Robert Alvarez work closely together to help soldiers. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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ALVAREZ and POGANY

Civilian veterans advocates Georg-Andreas Pogany, left, and Robert Alvarez meet with a soldier in a downtown office to discuss his case and what options he has when dealing with the Army. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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OTHER THAN HONORABLE

Civilian veterans advocate Robert Alvarez, right, takes wounded soldier Kash Alvaro to the Peak Vista Health Center in Divide, Colo., about an hour out of town. Alvaro has seizures up to three times a week, and since being kicked out of the Army without medical care, he relies on the emergency room for care. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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