Soldier Dropped From WLC After Terrorizing Fellow Students With ‘Knife Hands’ B April 14, 2012 Army 35 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: CAMP SHELBY, MS – The Army’s Warrior Leader Course is a big step in a soldiers’ progression to Staff Sergeant. Sergeants take part in field leadership exercises, physical training, and operations. But for Sergeant Nathan Brown, his behavior at the course means he’ll have to try again. Brown, an Infantryman (11B) from 155BCT, was attending the Warrior Leader Course to further his career and make himself eligible for promotion. His record was impeccable until a recent exercise at the Urban Operations (MOUT) town. He was armed with twenty blank rounds — already expended moments after the exercise began. When tasked with clearing a room, he went with the only option he had left – his knife hands. Administrative specialist SPC Katherine Young was present the day that SGT Brown lost control. “It was horrible. I was playing OPFOR. I thought it would be fun to yell ‘safety kill’ as someone came in the room. I had no idea what SGT Brown was capable of. I thought he was such a sweet man.” Young stops to wipe away tears at this point and continued, “He did a flying bicycle kick against the door, knocking it off the hinges. After that he turned to me with this look in his eyes: the only way to describe it is blood lust. I looked down and saw he had his knife hands at the ready.” At this point, SGT Brown was heading straight for Young, knife hands fully unsheathed. “I didn’t know what to do. I just started screaming for help. ‘Someone please stop him’ I yelled over and over. It was no use; he attacked me uncontrollably with those terrible, terrible, killing machines.” The TMC at Camp Shelby treated SPC Young for minor wounds. She was returned to duty the same day, but with stipulations. TMC Doctor COL Bob Gearhart commented, “She’s a brave soul, having gone through such trauma and still being willing to return to duty. While her physical wounds are superficial, the mental wounds inflicted by knife hands can sometimes be more traumatizing and may stay with her for her entire life.” SSG Bagely, an instructor at the 3rd NCO Academy issued the following statement on behalf of the Academy: “What happened here was truly tragic. Knife hands are a dangerous tool that should be used only in the most dire of situations. We here at the 3rd NCO Academy do not tolerate this kind of behavior and are deeply sorry for the trauma that has been caused to the other soldiers enrolled in the course. The situation is currently under investigation and will be resolved as soon as possible.” SGT Brown was unable to comment at the time of this publication as he is in the custody of the Camp Shelby PMO awaiting a military hearing. SPC Young is currently in counseling for Post Traumatic Stress. Don't miss the next story.Get the latest news and alerts from Duffel Blog delivered to your inbox—free. Short URL: http://duffelblog.com/cUqav Angry Warrant says: August 28, 2014 at 1:44 PM Just wait until that young troop drops a Warrant packet and goes to Rucker. There they’ll show him how to add Stake Feet to his Knife Hands. He will be a steely-eyed Warrant Officer Killer for all to fear. If he ever goes to formations, that is. John Mc Grath says: April 17, 2014 at 6:39 AM knife hand otherwise known it Her Majesties Armed Forces (UK) as the Brecon chop James Baxter says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM This is the most retarded thing I have ever read. Brown Drew says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM and they are thinking about letting women join the infantry…… Clayton Wootton says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM HAHAHA Sung-Guk Rodriguez says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM Dafuq I just read? Jorge Porje says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM LMAO Sure am glad to hear that that “poor” SPC is ok. I mean those are some pretty lethal weapons he was using. Get rid of them both find one hard skinned Soldier with some brains and replace them both! Nic Beeman says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM Are you kidding she has PTSD now? cuz he improvised on clearing the room? lmao! Blood lust in his eyes and a flying bicycle kick? really is this a crouching tiger hidden dragon room clearing I haven’t seen that in a FM anywhere. Dragnauct Sylvas says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM Satire at it’s finest. Dan Bien says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM So this is a European Army right? No? Our? Oh, sorry. She should have played her stress card immediately. Make you wonder how/why she was selected for OPFOR. “I thought it would be fun”. Scott Durling says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM What were they thinking? We don’t deploy Brown, we release him. There is a NATO pact on the authorized use of Brown, Wholly smokes, the SPC is lucky he was just playing. Kyle Kline says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM have to be careful with those. Jim Boyd says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM When I served ‘from the dark side’ (officer), I once accidently unsheathed my knife hand when returning a salute. I had to have 17.5 stitches in my scalp and a new bus driver hat. Jacob Kaliszewski says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM I only got marksman on the Knife-Hands weapons qual. Miguel Gricia says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM For all of you…individuals who think this story may be true, please shoot yourself…after copious amounts of hazing.That is all. Elan Spector says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM My sides Brian Sheppard says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM This freakin hilarious. Knife hands are a must in simulated combat scenarios. Hell I walk around with my knife hands at the high ready all day long on and off the job! I salute you SGT Brown. Bret Roy says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM Tragic, simply tragic! Especially when used with the evil eye! Deadly combination for sure! Gotta be worth at least 30% disability at EAS. Mark Matteson says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM Years ago I was observing some soldiers train during Mobilization, their Platoon Sergeant Marched them right up to the field right next to BN HQs, and put his troops to the drills right outside the CSM’s window, so that he could observe and gaze out in all wonder just who was that dedicated Platoon sergeant having his troops do the run and cover drill shouting Bang Bang Bang bang Bang, I got you , your dead, bANG BANG BANG, Now the CSM had about enough of this , he just looked at me and shook his head, stood up from behind his desk and said Come with me, so out the door we went, I could see that the CSM, had unsheathed his Knife hands, and was about to teach that sorry ass brown nosing ass kisser a lesson, when , not to our surprise, and the look on the CSM’s face on this one was priceless, the asskissin loser had mistakingly knifed himself in front of his whole platoon, miraculously, his nose grew back and is no longer brown. Laura Bernard Mielcarek says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM Laughed my ass off! I can’t decide which is funnier – the story or the awesome comments. You guys are great! Tyler Hopkins says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM Fortunately I am Air Force and Knife Hands are too dangerous for us to handle. It is hard to knife hand attack someone who is proficient with great chair defense. Set yo game up. John Peter G says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM Unfortunately SGT Brown was unable to practice “trigger finger” (a sub style of Gun-fu) so he went to “knife hand” (this is actually an ancient form of martial arts that was practiced by the likes of Jesus Christ and Chuck Norris). I hope he gets his Concealed Weapons Permit so that he may put his hands in his pockets and not be in violation of the law. John Elder says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM I use my knife hands to try to chop my face off every time I see an Officer…For some reason the Army calls this saluting! Steve Saucier says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM Knife hands is the preferred weapon of the infantry. However, new techniques are being introduced, which greatly reduce the risk of lethal combat. By first subduing the target with a simple application of “evil eye”, “stank eye”, or my personal favorite ” the hairy eyeball”. All are similar in nature and produce basically the same desired effect. The only real difference is the method of application. Its a simple method of beating the enemy into submission by just a simple look. By application of the new techniques, the chances of capturing your HVT alive is significantly higher. Its also an effective “hands off” technique for interrogation and information gathering. Housewives, mothers, sisters, and girlfriends have been been using the technique for decades as a means of beating their significant other into submission to get them to cut the grass, wash the car, take out the trash…etc. Armando Muir says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM There is no good reason why any man should have weapons like knife hands. These weapons of destruction should only be in the hands of the military…..oh, wait….nevermind. Dale Simpson says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM Frikken knife hands…you know we talk to these young leaders and talk to them, there are counseling sessions, video links and even mandatory training but every year knife hand attacks keep rising. I don’t know if it’s stress from deployments, stress from not deploying, the reversal of the Don’t ask Don’t Tell policy, or rampant abuse by SGMs that are to blame. I think that each unit needs a KHC much like the SARC program to help educate and be there for Soldiers who may have been victims of a KHA… Bill Bonzer says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM I thought only Navy SEALS were trained in the use of knife hands. The AF has the right idea, keep those knife hands sheathed. Lol Dave says: August 28, 2012 at 9:54 AM ARE YOU SERIOUS ?!!?! Wow go super POG, i hope that the female trys to claim PTSD. That would put the iceing on this already half retarted story Bobbi says: August 27, 2012 at 9:01 PM And they want more women in combat? Darrel B says: August 27, 2012 at 9:31 PM Gender is irrelevant. Being at the business end of knife hands ain’t no joke. Just reading the story made me poop a little.