- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A dispute between two men about the best branch of the U.S. armed forces ended in a homicide Aug. 3, just outside Billings, Montana.

William Earl Cunningham, 63, of Laurel, Mont. was arrested on Sunday in connection with the stabbing death of Nathan Horn of Billings, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.


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“I cut him. He’s dead,” Cunningham told police, according to charging documents, AP reported. “The knife’s on the table.”

The two men had been drinking on Saturday night when the debate on the merits of military service between the Marines and the U.S. Army began, a local station reported.

Laurel Police Sgt. Mark Guy said it was unclear whether either man had actually had served in the U.S. military, AP reported.