Naser Jason Abdo
Private First Class Naser Jason Abdo was arrested in July 2011 at a hotel three miles from Fort Hood's main gate. He was defiant and unrepentant at his sentencing on August 10, 2012. He will spend the rest of his life in a Federal prison. He was AWOL from Fort Campbell, KY at the time of his arrest. In his room, police found a handgun and ingredients for making explosives. Court papers record that he admitted to planning to bomb a restaurant that was popular with soldiers. He was born in 1990 and grew up in Garland, TX. His parents divorced when he was 3. He joined the Army in 2009. He applied to be a conscientious objector in 2010 saying that he could not serve in Afghanistan. The Army suspended his pending discharge when it found child pornography on his government computer. His Palestinian father has served time in prison and was deported in 2010 for soliciting sex from a minor.