The real reason Jeffrey Dahmer was kicked out of the military

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The ‘Milwaukee Cannibal’ enlisted in the United States Army at the request of his father after seeing him fail in college.

Jeffrey L. Dahmer in the courtroom on August 6, 1991 after being indicted on eight additional counts of first-degree murder, bringing the number of homicides he is charged with to 12 that year. Now it is known that he killed 17 people (Photo: Eugene García / AFP)

etradefactory.comLearn more about the existence of Jeffrey Dahmer, the serial killer that killed seventeen people between 1978 and 1991, is disturbing for many people, who with the mere fact of having more information about their crimes in itself terrifies them; However, there are others who want to know totally different data, such as his time in the United States Army, from which he was expelled.

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Although, in the Netflix series”Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”the life of the also known’Milwaukee Cannibal’, we also see his time in the US armed forces, so many wonder if what is actually presented in fiction is true. Next, we tell you the truth.


To begin with, we will tell you that what is seen on the streaming platform regarding this topic has true information; so the real reason whyJeffrey Dahmer was expelled from the Army due to his addiction and problems with alcohol , something that dragged on for years.

As confirmed by Preston Davis, who met the monster in the army when he was 20 years old, he will appear in “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks”. “He was a very racist individual, and once he started drinking, he became a very obnoxious individual (…). The alcohol is what turned him into a monster,” he pointed out to TheWrap. He even narrated that Jeffrey often drank in the barracks and proudly told other soldiers that he had murdered someone a year before: Steven Hicks. Obviously no one believed him.


He enlisted in the armed forces at the request of his father in January 1979. Upon arrival, he completed basic training at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Alabama, before training as a medical specialist at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, where he occasionally he was reprimanded for intoxication .

Although he was sent to Baumholder, West Germany, to serve as a combat medic in one of the Infantry battalions, his alcohol abuse caused his performance to decline, so in March 1981 he was deemed unfit for the Army and discharged . In the end, he only stayed two years out of the three of his initial enlistment.

However, before he leaves the armed forces for good, Jeffrey Dahmer’s platoon leader gave him a chance and enrolled him in an alcohol abuse program to overcome his addictions, but he did not do his part, a situation that led him to stay alone in his room and when he left he was escorted, so much so that when he went to the toilets or at meal times, he was under supervision, he specified. The Akron Beacon Journal.


Preston Davis himself recounted that on one occasion,Jeffrey Dahmer he drugged and raped him after his car broke down in Belgium three days before a mission.

Another of his colleagues in the armed forces recounted that he was practically kidnapped, beaten and abused by Dahmer , but when he complained they ignored him. All this happened when Billy Capshaw was 17 years old and had to share a room with him.

At first he seemed like a nice person, but he changed and began to completely control him by beating him with an iron bar, locking him in the room they shared and being a victim of rape. They never listened to his complaints, which he endured until his father died, because he was ashamed to tell what he was living next to a monster. “I thought about killing him and I thought about killing myself ,” he told TheWrap.

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