Monday, January 25, 2016

Fort Bragg Command Sgt. Major Killed Riding Harley

Fatal collision of two lives leaves a community in mourning 
Fayetteville Observer
By Greg Barnes, Staff writer
January 25, 2016

Fort Bragg Command Sgt. Maj. Lynn Edward Ratley had been around the world, leading soldiers and helping people in need.
He had worked at medical centers in Germany and Afghanistan, served as chief clinical sergeant major at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and, most recently, commanded troops with Fort Bragg's 261st Multifunctional Medical Battalion.

Justin Andrew Dunlap hadn't been much of anywhere, save for a stretch in a South Carolina prison.

The paths of the 47-year-old military leader and the 26-year-old convicted sex offender crossed eight days ago, in a screeching tangle of rubber and steel near the intersection of West Mountain Drive and Gillespie Street.

Fayetteville police say Dunlap's black 2000 Honda Accord was traveling south on Gillespie Street when it crossed a grassy center median, veered into oncoming traffic and smashed into Ratley's 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle.
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