Soldier Killed in Fort Bragg Shooting Identified
Fort Bragg Public Affairs
FORT BRAGG, N.C., Jul. 1, 2012 The soldier who was shot and killed here June 28 has been identified as Army Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale, commander of the 525th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, according to installation officials.
Army Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale, 42, of Alvin, Texas, pictured here, was allegedly shot and killed by a member of his battalion during a safety briefing near the unit’s headquarters on June 28, 2012. The alleged assailant then reportedly turned the weapon upon himself, causing life-threatening injuries. Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are conducting an investigation of the shooting. U.S. Army photo
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Tisdale, 42, of Alvin, Texas, was allegedly shot by a member of his battalion during a safety briefing near the unit’s headquarters in the historic district of Fort Bragg around 3:30 p.m., officials said.
Tisdale was killed immediately, officials said, and the alleged assailant reportedly turned the weapon upon himself, causing life-threatening injuries.
Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are conducting an investigation of the shooting, officials said.
Tisdale graduated from Texas A&M University in 1993 and was commissioned as an infantry officer. He took command of the battalion in January 2012 when the battalion was activated.
Tisdale’s previous assignments include 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Brigade and 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Brigade, Fort Benning, Ga.; 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment and the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La.; and 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, and the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Military Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Air Assault, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge and Senior Parachutist Badge.