Williams, who was 18, until he passed out, he said, and then had raped him over a desk while dozens of other recruits slept in the next room. After holding them in that position for several minutes, he ordered them to run to the other side of the room and line up again, then back to the first side. For tens of thousands of veterans who were assaulted in the past, the progress made in recent years offers little comfort. Dahmer, who was then an Army medic. At a news conference before a bank of reporters, Mr. Please upgrade your browser. The few years Billy Joe Capshaw spent in the Army were the worst years of his life, he said, but to this day he wears an Army veteran baseball cap.
Aliana. Age: 29.
But over the years, more of the victims have been men.
Helen. Age: 27.
Six Men Tell Their Stories of Sexual Assault in the Military
Phillips deserted, was arrested and sent back to the ship, and deserted again, and again. When he was given leave for Christmas, he decided not to return. Capshaw recalled, shaking his head, in an interview this spring. But they said this was a pre-existing condition. Capshaw sleeps on his living room couch with the kitchen light on. He takes baths because showers remind him of being sexually assaulted when he was in the Marine Corps. Dahmer was beating him, drugging him and keeping him locked in their room.