According to the Washington Times, William Earl Cunningham, 63, of Laurel, Montana and Nathan Horn, 40, of Billings got into an argument about which was the better service, the Army or the Marines – the argument ended with Cunningham getting charged with murder;
“I cut him. He’s dead,” Cunningham told police, according to charging documents, AP reported. “The knife’s on the table.”
The men had previously argued about the military service, because Horn served in the Marines and Cunningham served in the Army, court records state.
During the conversation late Saturday, the men argued again and Cunningham said Horn “jumped up and took a swing” at him.
Cunningham pushed Horn back, court records state.
“Then I cut him,” Cunningham allegedly said. “I did what the Army taught me to do.”
According to police, Cunningham’s blood/alcohol was three times the legal limit for driving. The Washington Times reports that it wasn’t clear if either fellow had actually served.