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Much has been said about Wade Michael Page being a domestic terrorist and related to the underground music scene of Neo-Nazis and Supremacists in other diaries.

What hasn't been said as clearly as, imo, it should be, are his beginnings as a Neo-Nazi during his time he spent in the military at Fort Bragg in 1995.

I have not more time right now to search further, but wanted to point to the follwoing two articles.

Update 12:10 pm EST: I am sorry to have gotten carried away and to have posted too much of the originial source article. In addition I got distracted at work and have read your complaints only now. I have now shortened the quoted text. Your complaints were absolutely justified. Mea culpa and my apologies..

Hate groups have uneasy history with military base [Fort Bragg].

Page was at Fort Bragg in 1995 when two neo-Nazi soldiers from the 82nd Airborne killed a black couple in nearby Fayetteville, according to a former soldier who served with him.

At the time, Page was assigned to a unit that specialized in Latin American affairs. Many members were fluent in Spanish, but Page wanted only to learn German, said Fred Allen Lucas, 43, who served with him in A Company, 9th Psychological Operations Battalion.

Once, while on temporary duty in Germany, Page got drunk and started goose-stepping down the street Nazi-style.

"He started singing Nazi marching songs," said Lucas, of Bloomington, Ind.

At the time, military policy prohibited active membership in hate groups, but not so-called passive support of their ideas

The racially motivated murders in Fayetteville exposed a thriving subculture at Fort Bragg, according to a March 1999 article in the Military Law Review.

Nazi flags adorned the barracks of National Alliance sympathizers, who handed out pamphlets on the base. At parties, they played "Third Reich," a song about killing blacks and Jews. They tied their Doc Martens boots with white laces and wore red suspenders and leather jackets when not in uniform.

"White supremacists have a natural attraction to the military," the article says. "They often see themselves as warriors, superbly fit and well-trained in survivalist techniques and weapons and poised for the ultimate conflict with various races."

In the wake of the Fayetteville murders and the Oklahoma City bombing, Congress convened hearings and the Department of Defense commissioned a study on extremism in the military.

But the problems at Fort Bragg continued, Defense Department investigator Scott Barfield told the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2006.

In 2004, a Fort Bragg military intelligence officer stationed in Iraq was dishonorably discharged for sending weapons from Iraq to the U.S. Investigators found neo-Nazi literature in his home, according to Barfield.

And in 2006, Barfield discovered a group of more than 50 military skinheads online, some of them from Fort Bragg.

"Today's white supremacists in the military become tomorrow's domestic terrorists once they're out," Barfield said.

Ex-Soldier Guilty of Killing Black Couple
Crime: Prosecutors plan to seek death penalty in what they say were race-motivated murders. Shootings prompted Army probe of extremist groups.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A former Army paratrooper and member of a white supremacist group was convicted Thursday in the murders of a black couple that prompted a worldwide investigation into the level of extremist activity within the Army's ranks....

During the two-week trial, prosecutors argued that Burmeister killed the couple merely to earn a spider web tattoo as part of a rite of membership for racist skinheads at Ft. Bragg. The jury also heard testimony that Burmeister often said blacks should be rounded up and shipped to Africa or shot....

Police have said that on the night of the killings, the three white soldiers had set out to harass and beat blacks after drinking at a local strip bar. Meadows testified that Burmeister was armed with a 9-millimeter handgun. He said Burmeister and Wright emerged from their car to confront the couple and then shot each multiple times in the head.

After Burmeister's arrest, a search of his off-base apartment uncovered weapons, white supremacist literature and a Nazi flag that once hung in his barracks. Months before the double murders, Burmeister had received an Army reprimand and counseling because of his extremist views. His security clearance had also been revoked after a fight with a black soldier

Emphasis in bold are mine, too many, I admit, but this just gets at me ...
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