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Was Jeffrey Dahmer in the Military? Why Was He Kicked Out of the Army? How Long Did Jeffrey Serve? His Career in the German Military!

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Sep 23, 2022 @ 11:24 EDT
Was Jeffrey Dahmer in the Military? Why Was He Kicked Out of the Army? How Long Did Jeffrey Serve? His Career in the German Military!

Yes, from July 1979 to March 1981, Jeffrey Dahmer was in the military. He served as an Army medic during a three-year stint establishing his career in the German Military. In the 2nd Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, Dahmer worked as an Amy combat medic. He was kicked out of the military because he was deemed unfit for duty due to his alcoholism. By Chapter 9 of the Code of Military Justice, he was honorably dismissed from the military in March 1981. His three-year enlistment wasn’t completed by him.

According to Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story on Netflix, between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer, was plagued by the prolific serial killer. Despite being accountable for at least 17 men and boys’ deaths in the states of Wisconsin and Ohio, Jeffrey was always thorough in his preparation and hardly ever deviated from his method.

The victims believed that the justice system had repeatedly let them down, even though there were times when he might have been easily stopped. Dahmer acknowledged killing seventeen people, but one has to question if the actual number of his killings was higher given how easy it was for him to kill someone and go unnoticed.

What is notable is the exact amount of time that passed between his first and second murders. Some viewers do, however, wonder whether Jeffrey Dahmer served in the military.

Previously, we touched on David Dahmer.

Jeffrey Dahmer Was in the Military as an Army Medic From July 1979 to March 1981; He Was Kicked Out of the German Military Because of His Alcoholism!

As of now, you are already aware that Jeffrey Dahmer was in the military from July 1979 to March 1981, in addition to being a serial killer. He spent three years working as an Army medic, establishing his career in the German Military.

Dahmer’s father, Lionel Dahmer, registered him at Ohio State University when he finished high school to have him specialize in business. He didn’t seem to care about college, though, and his performance in school was dismal. Dahmer dropped out of OSU after three months, even though his father had already paid for the second term.

Due to his worsening drinking problem and lack of a clear plan, Lionel suggested that he enlist. Dahmer graduated from Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, after enlisting in the military in January 1979. He was moved to Baumholder, West Germany, in July 1979. He served as a combat medic for the 2nd Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment of the 8th Infantry Division.

There, Jeffrey Dahmer worked up until his 1981 honorable discharge from the service. As per the story, Dahmer had been struggling with alcoholism before entering the military. His father had thought that his military service would help him in this attempt, but he was wrong. Dahmer’s deteriorating drinking habits severely impacted his performance.

As per the series, due to his alcohol abuse, he was kicked out of the military in March 1981, one year before the end of his three-year enlistment, by Chapter 9 of the Code of Military Justice. Although his intoxication disqualified him from military service, it was believed that his problems there wouldn’t affect his civilian life.

On March 24, 1981, he was transferred to Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He had a debriefing before receiving a ticket to anywhere he wanted to travel. Before moving back to Ohio to be with his family, he decided to travel to Miami Beach, Florida, where he resided for a few months.

After learning of Dahmer’s murders in 1991, the Army decided to look into his military record and see if he was involved in any unresolved cases from that period. In a similar vein, German police also looked at old cases from the time of Dahmer’s visit to see if any crimes there fit the pattern and possibly had something to do with him. They didn’t find anything.

As per the show, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, even though there were no unsolved deaths or disappearances that could be connected to Dahmer, it was later learned that he had sexually abused two men when he was in the Army. Preston Davis, 20, with whom he shared a medic unit within Germany, claimed that Dahmer drugged and sexually assaulted him.

He was thankful to be alive to tell the story despite his inability to recall specifics. After the incident, Preston was transferred to a different hospital, but the trauma persisted and had an effect on both his personal and professional lives.

Billy J. Capshaw, 17, who shared a bunk with Dahmer after Davis left, was the subsequent victim of sexual abuse. Capshaw withstood the abuse from the serial killer for a longer time than Davis. He asserted that although Dahmer had been a nice guy when sober, after drinking he had become a terrifying and dangerous person.

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