DETROIT (AP) — A 63-year-old California man accused in a plot to blow up a Detroit area mosque received a number of medals during his Army career.
Military records obtained by The Associated Press show Roger Stockham's decorations include a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, a Vietnam campaign medal, and an Army Aviator Badge.
Stockham also earned marksmanship badges with a rifle and pistol.
He enlisted in 1965 and was sent to Vietnam in 1968.
Stockham is charged in Dearborn with making a false report or threat of terrorism and possessing explosives with an unlawful intent. He was arrested Jan. 24 near the Islamic Center in Dearborn.
Police said he was wearing a ski mask and had illegal fireworks in his car. A hearing on the charges was adjourned Friday.