Sunday, September 19, 2010

Soldier's father: Army was warned of murder plot

The Associated Press
Thursday, September 9, 2010; 8:02 PM

SEATTLE -- The father of a U.S. soldier serving in Afghanistan says he tried nearly a half dozen times to pass an urgent message from his son to the Army: Troops in his unit had murdered an Afghan civilian, planned more killings and threatened him to keep quiet about it.

By the time officials arrested suspects months later, two more Afghans were dead.

And much to Christopher Winfield's horror, his son Adam was among the five Fort Lewis-based soldiers charged in the killings.

Read the entire story in The Washington Post by clicking here.

Editor's note: I can confirm that some of us parents have had similar experiences with the DOD Hotline and CIC as those related in the body of the article.

No comments: