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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 06:12 PM
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" 8 USsoldiers charged in private's 'apparent' suicide in Afghanistan/Danny Chen" /LA Times!
Edited on Wed Dec-21-11 06:45 PM by KoKo
8 soldiers charged in private's 'apparent' suicide in Afghanistan




Pvt. Danny ChenIn October, Danny Chen, a U.S. Army private from New York City, was found dead in a guard tower in southern Afghanistan. The official statement said he had sustained "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound."

On Wednesday, the Army announced that eight fellow soldiers have been charged in connection with his death. And a spokeswoman for the Chen family expressed doubts that Chen's death was actually a suicide.

In naming the men, the Army listed the charges faced by each one and said that more information would be published as it became available. The charges include dereliction of duty, maltreatment, assault and involuntary manslaughter.

At a news conference Wednesday, Chen's mother, Su Zhen Chen, wept as she recalled the day her only child announced that he wanted to enlist in the Army. She said she told him she did not want him to go. But his father, Yan Tao, reasoned that Danny was 18 and should be able to make his own decisions.
After boot camp, Chen was sent to Afghanistan.

More at this site...what a sad read... :-(

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/12/danny...
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 07:43 PM
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1. So many DU'ers are agains "Bullying" and "Discrimination." ...
Edited on Wed Dec-21-11 07:48 PM by KoKo
surprised to see so little interest in this. Is there some info against "Danny Chan" that the Media is not reporting that some of you already know? :shrug:

This is such a terrible atrocity...I do have hard time finding why so few seem to care?
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 07:47 PM
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2. Right on!
In an absence of cruelty fascism cannot exist.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 07:49 PM
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3. at least thanks for replying and giving a kic. It's puzzling...so little interest...n/t
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 11:08 PM
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4. Fuckers
This is such a disgrace.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-11 03:31 AM
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5. K&R. What a tragic story!
Thanks for posting this, belongs on the front page of every newspaper. ;(
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Shining Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-11 03:59 AM
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6. K&R
That's awful. :(
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-11 06:07 AM
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7. This is so very sad.
I hope those fuckers get the maximum allowable sentence.
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