American Soldier arrested in Russia

| May 7, 2024 | 129 Comments

Staff Sergeant Gordon Black was stationed in South Korea. During his transit from South Korea to Fort Cavazos, Texas, he made a stop in Vladivostok, Russia. He wanted to meet up with his girlfriend, who lived in South Korea but returned to Russia. Black was subsequently arrested under accusations of stealing things from his Russian girlfriend. To add to Black’s “luck”, the Army did not authorize him to go to Russia, and he also was married.

From the Associated Press:

An American soldier visiting a girlfriend in Russia’s port city of Vladivostok was arrested on charges of stealing from her and remains in custody, according to several U.S. officials.

U.S. officials said Monday the soldier, Staff Sgt. Gordon Black, 34, was stationed in South Korea and was in the process of returning home to Fort Cavazos in Texas. Instead, officials said that Black, who is married, traveled to Russia to see a longtime girlfriend. His arrest only further complicates U.S. relations with Russia, which have grown increasingly tense as the war in Ukraine drags on.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel details.

Cynthia Smith, Army spokeswoman, confirmed that a soldier was detained on Thursday in Vladivostok, a major military and commercial Pacific port, on charges of criminal misconduct. She said Russia notified the U.S. and the Army told the soldier’s family.

“The U.S. Department of State is providing appropriate consular support to the soldier in Russia,” Smith said.

According to officials, the Russian woman had lived in South Korea, and last fall she and Black got into some type of domestic dispute or altercation. After that, she left South Korea. It isn’t clear if she was forced to leave or what, if any, role Korean authorities had in the matter.

The Associated Press and the Army Times have more on this story.

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MarineDad61

Videos. Hers!

— The TikTok Trail Of The U.S. Soldier Arrested In Russia
Left By His Russian ‘Wife’ —

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-gordon-black-arrested-tiktok-girlfriend-south-korea/32936746.html

Last edited 20 days ago by MarineDad61
ChipNASA

Holy fucking shit…..

MAKE THIS A CAMPAIGN COMMERCIAL ENDOESEMENT.!!!!!

“I understand Russia’s position, obviously. They want to defend their country,” Black says in the video before Vashchuk interjects and says former U.S. President Donald Trump “is better” than current U.S. President Joe Biden.

I AM MAKING THE Laughs!!

Commissar

The fact that Putin and Russia think Trump is better than Biden is not the endorsement of Trump you think it is.

The fact that Trump admitted so many dictators and despots and they have positive feelings toward him is NOT a plus for a US president.

Commissar

*admired* not “admitted”.

Trump still expressed frequent admiration for dictators and despots.

SFC D

There’s a yuge difference between a “working, diplomatic relationship” and “admiration”. As opposed to Joe Biden actually being in the pocket of dictators and despots.

Do I need to say it?

Sapper3307

Missed YOU!

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5JC

I wonder which campus they had to arrest him at to get him to leave?

SgtM

Fuck you

timactual

Over the years Trump has “expressed frequent admiration” for a lot of people. Just like any other ass-kissing salesman or politician. Perhaps you have heard the phrase “My friend across the aisle” or “My friend the Senator/Congressman from XXXXX”.

ChipNASA

The fact that Putin and Russia think Trump is better than Biden is not the endorsement of Trump you think it is.

But it is, Oh it SO is.
You Joe Bidick gobblers can’t understand we were feared and respected and no one has ever feared Joe Biden, except fictional CornPop and the ONLY eay anyone as fad fear assocuated with the crippled, broke dick individual we have a (P) resident of the White House now is concern and an abkect fear of how much SHIT he'[s gonigt oget us into and what kind of image we have around the globe and how he and his ilk and handlers are 100% on team Soros, McClave, Berger, Pritzker, Rice, Clintons, Obamas, FBI, DOJ, CIA and the rest of the politisized agencies and heads and are intent on the destricution of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Decloration of Independence and the democratic way of live in America and this society.
The fact that you had to jump in here is a shining example of that.
Thanks for being the beacon of bullshit.

ChipNASA

You’ll have to excuse the typos I didn’t proofread and my fingers sometimes don’t hit the right keys.
You got the gist of it though 6+.

SFC D

“Beacon of Bullshit”.

Would I be showing my age if I said that when I read that, I heard Spiro Agnew?

David

even if all it triggered was “nattering nabobs” – yes.

SFC D

That’s exactly what it triggered.

Blaster

Yeah,, OBiteme has Russia shaking in their boots! Putin must of heard the threats ole Bitme threw at Corn Pop, or even when he would take Trump “out behind the gym”!

He’s a damn joke! Seems that you are as well!

Hack Stone

“Don’t!” That’s enough to make any dictator quake in their boots. //S//

Forest Bondurant

As usual, you’re wrong.

Putin said a Biden presidency is better for Russia, suggesting that Biden is predictable.

Putin says a Biden presidency is better for Russia than a Trump one | CNN

“Dictators”, as you put it, all prefer Biden because not only is he weak, but he’s also incompetent and easily corruptible, and he’s doing damage to this country that is irreparable.

A simple internet search shows that every leftist media website says the same thing, but you’re so blinded by your TDS that facts escape you.

Forest Bondurant

…and nobody gives a shit what a clownish Russian girl says. She’s a moron like her ex-boyfriend.

MarineDad61

Boys…. Boys….

Anonymous

He went to visit her in Vladivostok, they had words, he left (or got thrown out) and she– after he bought a ticket to go home– called the cops on him to be nasty:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-soldier-detained-russia-travelled-160336300.html

Anonymous

Ah, the plot thickens… He’s married (and to someone not the Russky chick) and she’s divorcing his ass:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/wife-u-soldier-detained-russia-115506042.html

Looks like he screwed things up in all kinds of ways.

Last edited 16 days ago by Anonymous
Hack Stone

So, she’s not doing the “Stand by your man” thing?

5JC

So stupid he gets his own thread.

Hack Stone

The 1st Sergeant’s Weekend Safety Brief is now going to be twenty minutes longer.

5JC

It already runs into Saturday morning, I like to get home before the cartoons start.

Hack Stone

You would be lucky to catch the last twenty minutes of 60 Minutes.

Anna Puma

The PowerPoint is going to be lit.

Skippy

The safety briefing started yesterday
And continues for the next 30 days

Army-Air Force Guy

It was already bad enough with the “101 Critical Days of Summer.”

John Seabee

Poster child for the term: DUMBASS

Steve1371

Why didn’t he stop off in North Korea and Iran as well?

MarineDad61

Steve1371,
Guess #1 – He saw through the honey traps from those countries, but couldn’t figure it out with the Russian.
Guess #2 – Hair, eyes, skin, and accent…
He digs Russian women more than the others.

Steve1371

Copy that MD61!

HT3

Let my guess…
She gave him some punani in exchange for money & gifts, but he wanted it to be more serious. She said “Nyet”, so he smacked her around. She went to home, and he went to her place in Russia to take back his gifts. She called the local cops, so now he’s busted.
You can fill the name of any military installation in the word and same story plays out time and time again. Usually the guy is younger/less experience. I bet he’s counseled junior people on this, but didn’t recognize it happening to himself.

Hack Stone

He’s probably on his third marriage by now. When you have a dispute with an ex-girlfriend, you don’t resort to self-help, you take her to Judge Judy.

RGR 4-78

She must have something extra special between her legs for this dumbass to go to this kind of risk.

I wonder if the Russian state security peeps have started the advanced interrogation techniques between his legs yet.

Just An Old Dog

“She must have something extra special between her legs”

With some the dregs and freaks the military has been forced to take in today it could be a massive schlong.

2banana

This should end well…

“…Russian girlfriend. To add to Black’s “luck”, the Army did not authorize him to go to Russia, and he also was married.”

Hack Stone

But he is up to date on his DEI training, so he has that going for him, which is nice.

Odie

Will he have to repeat the class again?

Hack Stone

The Russian military is currently interrogating him on the US Military Diversity Equity and Inclusion doctrine. Once they get that information, the conquest of Ukraine will be complete, since diversity is the key to our success in battle. Back when Hack Stone was in uniform, diversity meant the proper amount of combined arms support.

SFC D

I think this asshat checked off every box on the “how to fuck up in Korea” checklist.

Hack Stone

Private Travis King was unavailable for comment.

Anonymous

So ‘tarded even nK didn’t want him for propaganda purposes.

2banana

Well, he didn’t marry a stripper.

Hack Stone

How do you know? 🥴

SFC D

Russian woman working in South Korea = stripper 99% of the time. And we know nothing of the actual wife…

I wonder where ol’ Travis is these days.

Anonymous

Juicy bar Vladivostok in Songtan outside Osan AB.

Was 20-odd years ago, but concept probably still going. A wee soundtrack item at the time from the vicinity…

Last edited 20 days ago by Anonymous
SFC D

Same-Same outside Humphreys and in Itaewon 1999-2000. Nearly as many Russian girls as Korean.

Last edited 20 days ago by SFC D
Anonymous

Korea now cracking-down on such stuff outside Humphreys– there’ll still be some, but the ville in Pyongtaek won’t be like Itaewon’s hooker hill or Songtan with the big relocation there (ROKs tired of all that).

SFC D

I may or may not have terrorized the ville (Anjung-ri) outside Humphreys in 88-90. It’s not that I’m denying anything, my memory of those years is somewhat hazy. I admit nothing, call my lawer.

Eggs

Vodka instead of soju?

ChipNASA

Vodak 🏳️‍🌈🤣

Anonymous

Yes, but soju available– main attraction being the round-eye juicies, naturally.

Last edited 19 days ago by Anonymous
Commissar

That is even less of a fuckup than this.

But you are correct that this was a box left unchecked. Though I would not be surprised if she was a camgirl. Which the Gen Z version of a stripper.

Last edited 20 days ago by Commissar
Anonymous

Which would bode even worse for Gen Z.

SgtM

Your buddies

Sapper3307

Starting point?

OIP-2024-05-07T192647.864
Odie

5 more to make it a 12 pack, but yeah, that probably started it. Papers mailed to Russia for his signature will be the end of it.

ChipNASA

Just in case anybody here is in need of it I wish I had seen this years ago when I was still drinking.

There’s a story about me getting knocked out by a tree frog in Okinawa, but that’s for another day.

Did you get a chance? Google the spoon University, But currently their website is having a server problem, but here’s a second one that’s almost the same

https://thekoreanguide.com/best-soju-flavors/

pookysgirl, WC wife

At least it wasn’t a Habu snake!

Odie

Was the tree still attached to the frog?

Anonymous

Yes, with all certainty… finally the “soju experience” makes the news:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/yall-drunk-south-korea-tiktoker-175842107.html

Last edited 19 days ago by Anonymous
SFC D

Never was a huge fan of Soju, but I’m pretty sure that OB beer had a drop in profits when I left Korea.

Anonymous

…and more where that came from.
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Jay

I just got back from the field I grow my fucks…its barren.

Too bad, so sad. Mustve been some magic va-geene. Should’ve taken that left in Albuquerque homie…

Hack Stone

Hack Stone was able to get a photo of her.

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Odie

She’s hawt.

Amateur Historian

Her chin is so sharp it’ll cut you. 😉

MarineDad61

Hack Stone,
The opening seconds here are perfect, just perfect.
🙂

Forest Bondurant

“Keel moose and squirrel…”

Sapper3307

Do we have any more Russon arms traders to trade?

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Anonymous

Fresh out, traded the last one (played by Nick Cage in the movie) for a dumbass “CBD”-using WNBA player.

Last edited 20 days ago by Anonymous
5JC

No chance, he is a straight white male and too short to play hoops. Best we can do is a Pravda reporter on a controlled substance charge.

Jimbo

This is a pretty basic espionage affair. Learn all you can from your young dumb GI who thinks with his little brain (Dosent matter the rank when thinking with your penis). Instead of the constant warnings about op sec you hear constantly at formation. Then he follows the bitch home to an enemy’s country. You can’t get much more stupid than this. We need to get him home, then a BCD and some jail time.

Anonymous

Her ability to suck-start a lawnmower broke his below-average little brain.

Last edited 20 days ago by Anonymous
SFC D

Sucked his brains and heart right out his pee-pee.

Odie

Ahhh, but can she start a harley.

Amateur Historian

I just can’t anymore. Why are stories like this even common at all? Why do Americans travel to countries that are either unsafe or are not on great terms with the United States? Why do some of our troops decide to go full retard and end up getting captured by our enemies/rivals for a myriad of stupid reasons? I would like to blame Brandon for this idiocy, but honestly I feel this thing stretches back to Barry.

Skippy

No idea why anyone would travel to Russia
In this day and age

Fyrfighter

All part of the plan with lowering military standards and allowing encouraging all sorts of deviants..

Commissar

Considering all the stupid crap soldiers do during their ROK tours…this is literally top 0.00001% stupid.

Berliner

As you well know fromyour “vast” experience, the dildo of consequence rarely comes lubed.

Sapper3307

If its lubed, its well used.

Eric (formerly the OC Tanker)

No lube. However, razor tape wrapped and dipped in $hit.

The pachyderm of providence doth provides thine scalp massage.

Skippy

WTF was he thinking
There is more to this story
We are not getting told

JustALurkinAround

I hope the Red Sox sign this guy because this motherfucker is batting a THOUSAND!

Odie

The cardinals could use anybody batting anything.

David

sigh… too true. And now we’re out a catcher.

Odie

6 to 8 weeks. The broadcast booth picked up his scream of pain. I half expected to see him hurl his lunch.

QMC

I couldn’t find the old 1960’s “What did you think would happen?” safety poster, but this one works as well.

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Anonymous

Just for ol’ Gordy:

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Last edited 20 days ago by Anonymous
RGR 4-78

Mom said not to follow the stripper home.
Challenge accepted!

Anonymous

Just in… Actually, it was Dad who told him not to go:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/jailed-u-soldier-warned-against-175329171.html

KoB

Mail his Big Chicken Dinner Papers to him and let Ivan have his azz…AND keep it. We got enough sh^tbirds at Fort Hood as it is.

Hack Stone

If he was sitting in Onslow County Jail, he would be run as “IHCA”, In Hands of Civilian Authority. How does the gaining unit, since he already transferred out of the Command Korea, list him? Maybe “MUFII”, Massive Fuck Up International Incident?

Odie

Sounds like one unit still owes the other unit a soldier. However, the receiving unit should be glad they dodged the idiot bullet.

Skippy

I don’t remember people being this stupid when I was in

Odie

They were smart enough not to make the news cycle. Story at 10

Hack Stone

Obviously you have never been assigned to a Marine Corps Electronics Maintenance Company (ELMACO). We had plenty of individuals willing to step up and fill that Brig Quota. We had one genius at ELMACO 1st Maintenance Battalion who had a part time job delivering pizzas for a business out in town. One holiday weekend, he decided to join the Pizza joint manager for a trip “South of The Border” to visit said manager’s family. While down there, manager asked said genius to do him a solid, that being to provide transports for the manager’s brother and friend. Transport said passengers in the bed of his brand new tricked out pickup with the pop up bed cover. Manager got out of the vehicle and walked across the border. Meanwhile, Marine drew a lot of attention to himself by constantly changing lanes at the border, so he got flagged for secondary inspection. Border Patrol pops the bed cover and the two guys haul ass back to Tiajuana. Marine gets arrested for smuggling and his truck is confiscated. It gets a lot better. You’ll get the “rest of the story” at the next TAH Beer Summit.

SgtM

Onslow jail. I see that place and ended up with a set of handcuff keys I found with a fob attached to them.

A Proud Infidel®™

what a 24K BIG DUMMY!!!

MustangCPT
Anna Puma

So what was this mutt’s MOS, Military Intelligence?

Odie

Possibly related to, or working for, Amed Fsaesi, CIA. Both trying to woo the undies off the ladies.

Jimbo

He was charged with theft. Pretty sure it wasn’t her virginity.

Odie

😂

Skippy

Word^^^^
She lost that a long long time ago

Grunt

Damn, I’m getting old. This dude looks like he’s 12.

Dumbass.

Skippy

This smells like a honey pot set up
This idiot was definitely letting his Dick do the thinking
There is more to this story

Hack Stone

The most important unanswered question is did he get his allotment to the 2024 Soldier’s Relief Fund in before his untimely incarceration? 1st Sergeant doesn’t care if you are in a Russian gulag, there will be 100% participation.

Sarge

This guy is fucked. Once he’s released, he’ll probably go to the pokey for a stint

fm2176

He’s got one thing going for him. As a former Drill Sergeant, he knows the position he’ll assume during his last moments of freedom, should he be returned to the US:

“7. On the command FALL IN or on the command of execution ATTENTION of Demonstrator, ATTENTION.
8. Bring the heels together sharply on line, with the toes pointing out equally, forming an angle of 45-degrees. Rest the weight of the body evenly on the heels and balls of both feet. Keep the legs straight without locking the knees. Hold the body erect with the hips level, chest lifted and arched, and the shoulders square.
9. Keep the head erect and face straight to the front with the chin drawn in so that the alignment of the head and neck is vertical.
10. Let the arms hang straight without stiffness. Curl the fingers so that the tips of the thumbs are alongside and touching the first joint of the forefingers. Keep the thumbs straight along the seams of the trouser leg with the first joint of the fingers touching the trousers.
11. Remain silent and do not move unless otherwise directed. RELAX.
12. At normal cadence, this position would look as follows: FALL IN. RELAX. Demonstrator, ATTENTION. RELAX.
13. What are your questions pertaining to this position when executed at normal cadence or using the talk-through method of instruction?”

“PVT Black, you are hereby remanded to US Disciplinary Barracks, Leavenworth until such time as your big head outthinks your little one.”

Odie

“Or until such time that your head has been successfully removed from your ass”

Veritas Omnia Vincit

Do safety briefs no longer cover the disadvantages of relationships with foreign nationals?

Get control of your desires or they’ll get control of you.

How many times do we have to see someone destroy their life over pussy before the lesson is clear?

Don’t get me wrong, as old as I am I still like that part of life a great deal….but one can’t let it control one’s common sense for fuck’s sake…don’t follow your Russian ex wife/girlfriend/etc or your Chinese love interest back to their home lands…it can’t end well for you….

Here endeth yet another lesson in why strange is a very bad plan.

RCAF-CHAIRBORNE

Was she a Russian stripper or ‘ masseuse ‘ ?

Odie

Potato… potata.

RCAF-CHAIRBORNE

I wonder if she married him in hopes of accessing Tri-Care to fix her occupation
related carpal tunnel 👊✊️🍆💦

Green Thumb

American Idiot.

Andy11M

Man, I got screwed (not that way) on my tour in Korea 94-95, all the bar girls were Korean or Filipino, none of them were Eastern Euro or Russian back then.

Skippy

Well this former DI leads the way
Idiot

Hack Stone

He’s going to need a second page when he submits his SF-86 when his periodic review comes up.

MarineDad61

UPDATE – From the REAL WIFE.

(paste)(headline) Wife of U.S. soldier detained in Russia
says he was having an affair, not involved in ‘geopolitical intrigue’
(more) Megan Black said her husband’s trip to Russia was “ill-advised” but simply part of an extramarital affair. Black’s mother said she thought he had been set up by his girlfriend.
Megan Black is in the process of divorcing her husband and called on Russian authorities through a statement from her attorney, Brett Pritchard, to release him to provide comfort to their 6-year-old daughter.

She said she had no knowledge of his trip to Vladivostok in eastern Russia until an Army investigation branch official contacted her asking for information on what was at first a missing person inquiry, and only learned about the details of the trip after NBC News broke the story of his detention Monday.

“Nevertheless, Megan Black firmly believes that Mr. Black’s decision to travel to Russia, while ill-advised, was motivated by entirely personal reasons involving an extra-marital affair,” her lawyer said in the statement Thursday.

“It is Mrs. Black’s desire that her husband obtains a prompt and fair resolution to his current legal situation and is able to secure his release back homer as soon as possible,” the statement continued, adding that the situation had created “substantial distress” for the estranged couple’s daughter.
(end paste)

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/wife-us-soldier-detained-russia-affair-divorce-gordon-black-girlfriend-rcna151612

Last edited 17 days ago by MarineDad61
MarineDad61

ICMYI.
Good update here, but buried on the list behind new BSA comments.

Hack Stone

Need to get these two lovestruck kids on Dr. Phil to patch things up. Then when she agrees to take him back, bring the side chick out from the soundproof booth.

Anonymous

And more… SSG Black stabbed by Russky girlfriend while on video call home with his kids while divorce moving ahead before this mess:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-soldier-detained-russia-stabbed-001500425.html

SSG Dumbass has literally ruined everything in his life being a idiot– Sean Penn going Full Retard invented by a scriptwriter ain’t got nuttin’ on the real deal.

Anonymous

Just in… SSG Dipstick pleads to the theft charge:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-soldier-admits-guilt-theft-121246759.html

MustangCPT

The article says he can get off as light as a $2,200 fine and 30 days of compulsory labor. So basically, 14 and 14 and forfeiture of a half months pay. Hell of a deal. Maybe he’ll get lucky and score that sentence, get booted from Russia, and declared persona non grata!🤣