First Lieutenant Michael C. Behenna is a 25 year old Army Airborne Ranger stationed near Baiji Iraq, north of Baghdad. Michael grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma and graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in 2002. Michael graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma and was commissioned through Army ROTC in 2006.
1LT Behenna has been serving in Iraq as an infantry platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division in northern Iraq since September 2007. On July 31, 2008, he was charged with the premeditated murder of an Iraqi suspected of being a terrorist. The Article 32 preliminary hearing and trial are scheduled to take place in Iraq.