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Old 03-23-2004, 06:30 PM
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Is anyone familiar with the case of ex-Sergeant Major Almy J. O'Neal?
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Old 03-24-2004, 03:44 AM
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Hank,

Welcome to PTO!

No to be honest, I for one am not familiar with the Sgt. Mjr.'s case, however, I will be happy to do some research. Can you tell us anything more concerning him.

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Old 03-25-2004, 03:54 PM
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Thanks for the welcome.

Almy O'Neal is an individual whom I'm aquainted with. As with anyone in prison, you have to be very careful as prisons tend to be populated by liars. He is serving a 50 year military sentence in the US (BOP) Penitentiary in Leavenworth, KS. He was involved in the riot at the Army Disciplinary Barracks on Ft. Leavenworth a few years ago and was transferred to the USP in '96.

Facts: He is serving his sentence for the murder of his wife in Korea in the early '90s. He is a former Special Forces (Green Berets) Command Sergeant Major who had over 20 years of service in the Army before his conviction. He was a Communications/Psychological Operations specialist and his geographical specialty was Korea. His Korean wife was shot to death and her body was found in a trash dump in Korea after he had transferred back to Ft. Bragg, NC.

Unknowns: He, and his yougest daughter who was a teenager at the time, claim that she is the one who actually killed her mother. Almy admits to helping to cover it up and dispose of the body. The reason that the daughter shot her mother was because the mother was allowing her boyfriend, who was a South Korean police official, to abuse her sexually. The reason that Almy accepted responsibility for the wife's death was because his daughter would have been subject to prosecution in S. Korea and probably would not have survived a Korean prison sentence.

That's their story anyway. As I said, you can't be too careful in dealing with these characters you find in prisons. Almy's story does have a measure of credibility because; 1. He points out that he could have killed his wife in a dozen ways besides shooting her. Conversely, with his expertise he could have done a better job of disposing of the body. Anyone who has ever been to Korea knows that a favorite pastime is picking through landfills. 2. Almy claims that had he killed his wife there would have been two dead bodies--her's and her boyfriend's. 3. A 50 year sentence is pretty light for a murder unless there are mitigating circumstances or weak evidence. Life or Death were an option.
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Is anyone familiar with the case of ex-Sergeant Major Almy J. O'Neal?
I worked with then SFC Almy J. O'Neal in the USFK J6 and later replaced him there in 1987. Having helped him review his 201 file for promotion boards I can say with certainty he was not SF qualified nor even airborne qualified. At times he would say that his "real" 201 file was classified hence not available for review. He also made claims to have been working as an under 18 crewman in the Merchant Marine on ammo ships in the Mekong Delta, having been an acting E6 instructor for ROK SF, etc. When he was transferred stateside in 1987 there were numerous questions raised about the awards and decorations he was wearing. He later was posted back to Korea in Taegu.

I was working with GTE in Korea at the time of his arrest and return to Korea for court martial. During that time I also had contact with our former colleagues in the Korean MND.

My understanding was that at the time of his arrest at Ft. Bragg he had been breveted to CSM and was in the 50th Signal Bn. Not certain that he was ever promoted officially. I do know that the box his wife (whom I also knew) was found in was 1) in an area near to where they had formerly lived and 2) was shown to have been put there by him. According to Korean government sources at the time he was arrested the woman living with him was actually his sister-in-law who had traveled to the US using his wife's passport. She had been told that his wife had run away.

O'Neal was in and out of difficulty with USFK and was at one time sent out of the command due to family issues. Indeed my first tour of duty in the J6 was due to concerns that the Korean MND staff in the office he had been working in would not accept him back. That incident involved a relationship with a female officer assigned to HHC, 1st Signal Bde. That is the same unit that he was assigned to but with detached duty in the J6, HHC 8th US Army.

I find it difficult to believe that either of his daughters could have killed their mother. Indeed O'Neal was a suspect in the injury one daughter suffered (broken hip?). Colleagues in the CID who were familiar with that case felt that O'Neal had pushed her down the stairs of their town home style quarters in Hannam Village but could never get his wife or children to talk about it. He claimed it happened on a play ground.

Based on my direct knowledge of O'Neal I have to agree with my MND colleagues that if his late wife had spoken up during some of the events that happened in the mid-1980s she would probably still be alive.

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Old 06-20-2010, 11:26 PM
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Thanks for that insight Michael. I haven't seen O'Neal in several years, since he was transferred to another federal prison on the east coast.

I've known several former army NCOs who knew him both in and out of prison and they are very skeptical of his claims.
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I was stationed under 1st Sergent Oneal when all this took place. I was at the trail and I have visted him at his home with him and his wife before her death. He actual promoted me to Camp Tango Platoon Sgt. I was honored to work for him before the death of his wife . I am very familar with his case because I was the assigned to 362nd Sig Co in Seoul Korea.


Honestly I really liked him, What a shame I would have followed him to the gates of hell . That the kind of leader he was.
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:38 PM
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I recently spent almost 3 years with CSM Almy J O'neal Jr he was my cellie and good friend and I would like to tell you that anyone who really knows him would not question his honesty or his humanity. I have seen him help others in need without a second thought, he defends the weak and those whom others would take advantage of and has the biggest HEART of anyone I have ever met, so Mr,amoncion you were completly justified in your feeling of following him to the gates of hell cause he would have been right by your side the whole way. Those of you who think any less of this man should be ashamed of yourselves.
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I was stationed under 1st Sergent Oneal when all this took place. I was at the trail and I have visted him at his home with him and his wife before her death. He actual promoted me to Camp Tango Platoon Sgt. I was honored to work for him before the death of his wife . I am very familar with his case because I was the assigned to 362nd Sig Co in Seoul Korea.


Honestly I really liked him, What a shame I would have followed him to the gates of hell . That the kind of leader he was.
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You are all reight to believe he is an honest man and since he confessed to killing his wife, you have every reason to believe him.
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You are all reight to believe he is an honest man and since he confessed to killing his wife, you have every reason to believe him.
How do you know that he actually killed his wife . He was trying to protect his little girls amd beside you were not there and probably never had the pleasure to work for the CSM. He helped my military before all that crap happened and I was his platoon Sgt. I knew him and he was a great leader. I still don't belive he killed his wife. Hell I was at the trail.
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:confused::banghead: I am all too familiar with this case. He was 1SG O'Neal to me in Korea and we were pretty good friends. He was into all of the unit sports which is how I got to know him and his family so well. He was also very good friends with the civilian programmer for our communications center. When this all happened it was not his wife having the affair, it was he who was having the affair with the PFC who was our mail room clerk. In fact he bought her a ring and she turned states evidence against him so that no charges would be brought up on her, even though she had nothing to do with the murder. CID questioned alot of us because we had carried the box she was in out to that site with training equipment, and also SSG Quichocho had specially made those boxes for 1SG O'Neal's stereo speakers so CID questioned him also. Not only did they question us but they forced us to look at pictures of what was in the wooden box and asked us if we knew or had anything to do with it. He shot her and then cut her body up so it would fit in the box. Then had his own people innocently carry her out to a training site where he slid the box off to the side unnoticed and it could be left behind. That gave him two weeks to buy a ring for his girlfriend, get to his new duty station and then fly his girlfriend out to him. He told her that his wife did not want to leave Korea. This is still upsetting for me to talk about because I totally loved this guy. He was a very accomplished charismatic person that made everyone feel good about themselves. Such a tragedy!
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