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Senator, mother blast Army over Guard death
Senator, mother blast Army over Guard death
By Ryan Lenz - The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Nov 16, 2007 11:12:55 EST

The death of a National Guardsman in the care of a medical unit at Fort Knox, Ky., appears to have been an isolated incident and not an example of widespread problems in care for wounded soldiers, the Armys top civilian leader said Thursday.


An autopsy performed for his family determined Cassidy had been dead for hours before he was found and might have been unconscious for days before that.

The enemy could not kill him, but our own government did, Bayh said during the hearing.

Bayh has asked the Army to turn over Cassidys medical records both from his service in Iraq and once his care at Fort Knox began and official reports on the roadside bombing in 2006.

Cassidys mother, Kay McMullen, of Carmel, Ind., said in a phone interview that the Army taking responsibility for his death is only a step in discovering what went wrong.

Because of the lack of care and the incompetent care he received, hes dead, McMullen said through tears. And thats unforgivable.

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