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ID:

624

Date:

2012-10-15

Headline:

Report: Soldier killed herself in Afghanistan

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Associated Press

City:

Longview, WA

Summary:

Army commanders at Fort Knox failed to pass along information about the medical and psychological status of a soldier who went on to kill herself in Afghanistan, despite knowing that she had been hospitalized for expressing an urge to hurt herself and had weaned herself from anti-anxiety medication to qualify for deployment.

Notes:

The Daily News (Longview, WA) used FOIA to obtain the investigative report (http://tdn.com/news/local/fell-through-the-cracks-could-longview-soldier-s-death-have/article_ad538058-15aa-11e2-a0a0-001a4bcf887a.html).

Keywords:

Mikayla Bragg, soldier, suicide, Afghanistan, Longview (WA), medication, hospital, mental health

URL:

http://www.armytimes.com/article/20121015/NEWS/210150318/Report-Soldier-killed-herself-in-Afghanistan


Agencies:

DOD

States:

KY
WA

Categories:

military
workplace safety


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