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ID:

111

Date:

2006-12-10

Headline:

Determining who is next of kin can be another crushing blow for loved ones

Reporter's name:

Joe Malinconicos

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Star-Ledger

City:

Newark, NJ

Summary:

Unable to learn about their loved ones' deaths from the military, the families of soldiers killed in Iraq have turned to FOIA for help. The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., tracked down 15 families who used the law to get what they couldn't from the military: government documents showing the details about their loved ones' deaths. In some cases, the documents directly conflicted with what military officials had told the families.

Keywords:

Iraq; Army; National Guard; Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center; death; Pat Tillman; Canton, OH; Hopewell Township, NJ; Penn Hills, PA; Springfield, VA; Willards, MD; Mountain View, CA


Agencies:

DOD

States:

US

Categories:

Iraq
military
veteran


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