The man charged with plowing his car into a group of protesters during a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., was “very infatuated with Nazis” — and once in the US Army, according to his former high-school teacher and military records.
Derek Weimer, who taught history to suspected killer James Alex Fields Jr. at Randall K. Cooper High School in Union, Ky., told WCPO-TV that Fields had “radical ideas on race.”
Weimer said Fields always wanted to join the Army. Military records show that Fields entered the Army on Aug. 18, 2015 — with his mother writing on Facebook about him beginning boot camp — then dropped out Dec. 11, the New…
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