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Army asked to review 2 Iraq deaths from 2006
Army asked to review 2 Iraq deaths from 2006
By Erica Werner and Kimberly Hefling - The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Dec 7, 2008 13:54:38 EST

WASHINGTON After Roger Suarezs eldest son died in Iraq two years ago, the grieving father buried him in his homeland of Nicaragua and tried to move on.

In recent weeks, Suarezs emotional wounds have been ripped open. A video was posted online of a chaotic fire fight that involved his 21-year-old son, Pfc. Roger Suarez-Gonzalez. Taken from a camera mounted on a soldiers helmet, it raised the possibility that his son and another soldier died not by enemy fire as their families were told, but by U.S. tank rounds in a friendly fire incident.

I dont feel satisfied, Suarez said in Spanish in a telephone interview from Carson City, Nev., where he and his wife own a tiny restaurant, Lady Tamales.

I would like a second opinion, Suarez said. I have the opinion of the Army but Id like someone to give me another opinion.

Suarez is not the only one questioning the Armys conclusion.

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