Gunman in Sikh massacre played in white supremacist rock groups
40-year-old Wade Michael page was also army veteran
As facts come to light in the massacre of six people at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it has been learned that the gunman who was shot dead by authorities - identified as 40-year-old Wade Michael Page, performed in racist rock groups in addition to being a U.S. Army veteran.
This MySpace photo shows Sikh massacre gunman, 40-year-old Wade Michael Page when he played with the racist skinhead rock group End Apathy. He is shown sporting the "14" tattoo, which stands for the slogan "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."
A MySpace page for End Apathy, includes songs with titles such as "Self Destruct," "Submission" and "Insignificant," as well as pictures of three heavily tattooed band members.
"The music is a sad commentary on our sick society and the problems that prevent true progress," the band's profile says.
Band T-shirts advertized on the page include one with the Roman numeral 14, a reference to the 14-word white supremacist slogan "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."
Authorities said they were investigating possible links Page had to white supremacist groups and his membership in skinhead rock bands.
Page, shot dead by police at the scene on Sunday served as a soldier in the Army from 1992 to 1998. Federal authorities said they are treating the attack as a possible act of domestic terrorism.
In 1998, Page had been discharged from the Army for "patterns of misconduct," according to military sources. Page was never posted overseas. He was a psychological operations specialist and missile repairman last stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the sources said.
He was disciplined for being drunk on duty and had his rank reduced to specialist from sergeant in 1998. He was barred from being able to re-enlist.
Page had recently moved to a suburb of Milwaukee called Cudahy. A person in his neighborhood said he would often see Page sitting on his porch or walking the neighborhood.
Page talked about an ex-girlfriend who had broken up with him or, sometimes, the Green Bay Packers. "He was friendly with me," the source said. "When I found out it was him, I was astounded."
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