Benjamin Don Roden; former Guardsman arrested for OK bombing

| July 12, 2017 | 69 Comments

CBS News reports that former Air National Guardsman Benjamin Rodan was arrested for the bombing of an Air Force recruiting office in Bixby, Oklahoma earlier this week. According to Heavy Roden was disgruntled about the character of his discharge;

Roden, who served in the military and was upset by the circumstances surrounding his discharge, has made anti-government posts on his Facebook page in recent days. Details of his military service and discharge were not immediately available.

He was discharged from the Oklahoma Air National Guard’s 138th Fighter Wing, based in Tulsa, in April 2017, KJRH reports.


Roden appears to have served in the Air Force, as public records show he once lived at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

He’s also suspected of vandalizing a government automobile at the recruiting station a few days before the bombing.

I’m sure this will reflect favorably on him when he takes his discharge to a review board. I’m guessing that he wasn’t a rocket scientist in the Air Force.

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  1. Graybeard says:

    That’ll play well in Peoria. Sounds like someone realized he needed out – and put him out. He’s throwing a hissy fit now.

    Making it publicly known he is a loser. Real swuft there, kiddo.

  2. Wilted Willy says:

    How long before the claims of PTSD and all the other crap come out? I’m sure by next week he will be a Recon Ranger or some other such shit!
    Just another ass hamster!

  3. USMCMSgt(Ret) says:

    So he’s upset about the characterization of discharge HE’s responsible for setting the conditions of receiving it, then uses explosives to lash out? Yeah, it’s probably safe to say the Guard did itself a favor of shitcanning him. I doubt his service will be used to minimize his sentencing once the judge hammers his worthless ass.

  4. HMC Ret says:

    I wonder how he will feel about the nature of his conviction?

  5. Toasty Coastie says:

    Knob wanker…

  6. Reaperman says:

    So they kicked him out before he became an even bigger shitbag–government got one right for once. We’ll never know, but there’s a chance a bullet was dodged here.

    And there I was figuring it was a lefty college kid thing.

    Also, getting kicked out of the state Air Guard, and taking out the US Air Force recruiter? I don’t know if I’m missing something, or if he was missing something.

  7. ChipNASA says:

    Oh and by the way, that’s some good Police Work there Lou.

    Took them a day and 1/2.

    /not sarc

  8. Ex-PH2 says:

    He was disgruntled about his discharge? Was he EVER gruntled about anything?

  9. USAF Ret says:

    If he is smart he will quickly claim that he is a Muslim and from Hawaii. That should help him get back into the guard and have his clearance restored.

  10. thebesig says:

    Facebook post by Benjamin Don Roden:

    That government vehicle looks beautiful setting [sic] outside that office in tulsa [sic]. That is how I am going to make up for 2 years 7 months without a job and harrassment [sic].

    His blowing up that office, and his justification here, shows someone who points the finger to someone or something else for his predicaments, and not at him. This is him “fighting back”, like he did when he was given constructive criticism, or when he was advised of an action that he took not being wise.

    A common theme, between his deciding to bomb that place, and the circumstances leading to his discharge characterization, are connected. Benjamin Don Roden’s actions above prove that his discharge characterization was justified.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      So thus his being discharged the way he was was just the USAF throwing away a piece of trash. I wonder who he’ll be “married” to first in prison?

  11. Green Thumb says:

    Substandard Discharge = Shitbag.

  12. mikd says:

    Just don’t make the mistake of looking at his Facebook page. I don’t need to see a mirror selfie of a naked guy grabbing his junk ever again.

  13. Scanllon says:

    What an IDIOT!

  14. David says:

    I’d say Don’s prediction of a new airman boot on leave turned out pretty close. What did this idiot think he was going to get, a better discharge?

  15. Mark Lauer says:

    One of my former Drill Instructors lives in Bixby. I sent him a message earlier today asking if he had any info. I haven’t heard anything back.

    Glad to know they got the son of a bitch.

  16. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    This is my shocked face. At least he hasn’t gone to the PTSD card.


  17. JarHead Pat says:

    Me thinks he done caught hisself a bad case of da PTSD’S…fucking moron.

  18. FatCircles0311 says:

    How does one even get kicked out of the air national guard?

  19. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Benjamin Don Roden has thoroughly fucked himself, I have NO sympathy for him, may he be on the receiving end of many spit-swapping sessions in a prison shower for many years to come!

  20. Texas Nomad says:

    Thread is very different from the one about topic before the suspect was identified.

  21. OldManchu says:


    Please explain all to us. Is this terrorist a faggot? If so, make sure we don’t stand up against his right to “love.” Lately I am so confused on what to think about the world… until you chime in. Then all is well in my world and I go to bed with a warm bottle and a poncho liner. zzzzzzzzzz….

  22. FuzeVT says:

    “Benjamin Don Roden”

    You know you’re a criminal when they use first last and middle name.

    Is it just me or is the amount of selfies you take indicative of what a douche bag you are. (q.v. Reality Winner)

  23. Mayhem says:

    Oh he is definitely gonna end up with pistol-grip earlobes before his time is served!

  24. Stephen McCartney says:

    Once again an acute case of PTSD and rage reaction when he couldn’t shop in the Exchange or Commissary. When will the military learn ?

    Someone mentioned acquiring “anal cobblestones” in Fed Prison ? Yes, proper term is perianal condylomata . Depending whether you are pitching or catching they can also grow on the old tallywhacker also.

    TRUE STORY.In surgical residency (Los Angeles), what ever team had Friday call,.we’d take a group of local gay “hospitality hosts” and burn these ‘speed bumps’ off with elecro-cautery ( spinal anesthesia, of course). After a few weeks of healing they were 99% gone and ready for the high tourist and convention season downtown. They were always thankful and many brought gifts as I recall. Then came AIDS epidemic..never saw many of them again.

    CAPT Bones USN (ret)

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