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ID:

283

Date:

2008-01-04

Headline:

A Drunken Night in Iraq, A Soldier Is Left Behind

Reporter's name:

Donna St. George

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Washington Post

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The U.S. Army told a California family that their daughter, an Army reservist, had been killed in Iraq when she was struck by a vehicle, but a 1,450-page file and court-martial transcript obtained by the Washington Post under FOIA tells a different story. The young private was killed after a night that involved alcohol, sex and a medaled reservist who was responsible for junior enlisted soldiers.

Keywords:

Army, Iraq, Redlands, Calif., noncombat death, 542nd Maintenance Company, 44th Corps Support Battalion, court-martial, Fort Sill, Okla.

URL:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/03/AR2008010304434.html


Agencies:

DOD

States:

CA
US

Categories:

Iraq
military


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