TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ One of two atheist soldiers at Fort Riley
who has sued the Department of Defense over alleged religious
freedom violations is dropping his case.
The head of the Military Religious Freedom foundations says
attorneys for Pfc. Jeremy Hall will file papers Friday in federal
court in Kansas to end Hall's case, citing his plans to leave the
Army next spring.
Hall and the foundation filed a lawsuit in September 2007. Hall
claims a higher-ranking officer prevented him from holding a
meeting while deployed in Iraq.
A second lawsuit was filed by another Fort Riley soldier last
month. That soldier claims his rights were violated by being forced
to listen to Christian prayers at mandatory formations.