I-Team: Behind The Beating - Part 1
Updated: Tuesday, October 30 2012, 01:55 AM EDT
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The story of a West Michigan soldier nearly losing his life in a hazing incident created headlines across the country.
Newschannel 3 broke the news back in August, and we traveled to Fort Bragg, North Carolina to meet the Battle Creek soldier, learn how the incident affected his life and what the military is doing to stop it from happening.
It's been nearly 7 months since Sgt. Phillip Roach was struck by the mallet, in a video that quickly went across the country.
After our story broke, lawmakers and some of the Army's top brass reached out to offer support to the young sergeant.
He has since decided he wants to stay with the Army and with his company.
One reason he cites is that he doesn't want any soldiers going home in a box over stupidity.
Newschannel 3's Jared Werksma has more on the story.