Man Identified for Making Death Threat against Atheist Soldier

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FORT RILEY - A Fort Riley soldier has been identified as responsible for making a threatening cell phone call to an atheist soldier who is suing the government over religious freedom.

Officials declined to identify the soldier by name. But they say
he is in the same 97th Military Police Battalion as Private First
Class Jeremy Hall, who received the call. The message was laced
with obscenities and a racial slur and directed at Hall, his wife
and family.

Lieutenant Colonel David L. Chase, the unit's commander, says
the soldier was intoxicated when he made the call. He says it
doesn't appear there was ever a serious threat against Hall or his

Chase says the calling solider will be disciplined. Hall's lawsuit is pending in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas.