Airman 1st Class Zachary R. Cuddeback of Stanardsville, Va.
Arid Uka, a 21-year-old ethnic Albanian from Kosovo who was raised in Germany, has confessed to the shooting, authorities said. That’s it? How much longer are we going to live in denial?
German officials are investigating whether the fatal shooting could be considered an act of Islamic terrorism.
Uka, a devout Muslim nicknamed Abu Reyann, reportedly yelled “God is great” in Arabic as he boarded and opened fire on a bus loaded with U.S. airmen Wednesday on their way from their base in England to serve in Afghanistan, said Marine Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman.
A native of Stanardsville, Va., Cuddeback, 21, joined the military in 2009 after graduating from William Monroe High School the year before.
He was a vehicle operator in the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron at nearby Ramstein Air Base in Germany. His family said he was into cars and hockey.
A family friend, Erin Jones, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the Air Force “was an opportunity for Zac to find himself, and I believe he did.”
Jones said she spoke to Cuddeback on Monday and said he was enjoying his time in Germany and the Air Force.
“He was not only a soldier for our country, but he was a soldier for his family,” Jones said. “I’m very proud to call him a friend.” More at AOL News
Here is our link to Nicholas Alden who also was murdered
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