ade Michael Page, the 40-year-old man who allegedly killed six members of a Sikh temple in suburban Wisconsin on Sunday, was discharged from the Army in 1998 because of excessive drinking. Page, who was killed by a police after the attack, was dismissed from the Army after being found drunk during military exercises. A year later he was convicted of driving under the influence in Colorado. Page had also recently lost a trucking job because of alcohol abuse. Christopher Robillard, a close friend of Page's when they were in the service together, said Page "would talk about the racial holy war, like he wanted it to come, but to me, he didn't seem like the type of person to go out and hurt people."
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