Every episode of Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer brings with it its own brand of disturbing and harrowing emotions. The new Netflix series about murderer and sex offender Jeffrey Dahmer is now streaming on the platform. And please, someone give actor Evan Peters an award for his performance as Dahmer!
The series takes us into the ill-fated “murderous killing spree” he waged for over a decade. In real life, between 1978 and 1991, Dahmer killed and dismembered 17 men and boys.
His later murders also involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts. Another aspect of the show is the police’s systemic racism, which Netflix says has allowed Dahmer to get away with it for so long.
But many years before he was caught, the third episode reveals that the serial killer was discharged from the army, much to his father’s disappointment. Nothing seems to go right in his life and that was just one aspect of it.
Was Jeffrey Dahmer Kicked Out of the Army?
Yes, in real life, Dahmer was kicked out of the army. According to his biography, he was temporarily stationed in Germany. But he was later fired for excessive drinking. He enlisted in the US Army in January 1979, where he completed residency training. In Germany he served as a paramedic.
Then in March 1981 he was discharged from the service because of his alcohol consumption. Surprisingly, he received an honorable discharge because his superiors did not believe his problems would affect civilian life. After his release, he returned to Ohio. But while he was there, he was arrested for drunkenness and disorderly conduct, where he was fined and given a suspended sentence, reports Biography.
Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer is now streaming its 10-part season on Netflix.
Was Jeffrey Dahmer Really Kicked Out of the Army?