Monday, October 17, 2011

Group Asks Army for Details in Death of Chinatown Soldier

Two weeks after a 19-year-old soldier and Chinatown resident serving in Afghanistan died of an apparent suicide, a local organization is asking the military to make public the details of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.

OCA-NY, a social-justice group formerly known as the Organization of Chinese Americans, is sending a letter to Army Secretary John McHugh and is requesting a meeting with the secretary to discuss the death of Private Danny Chen. Chen, who was deployed over the summer, was found dead in the living quarters of an army base in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Oct. 3.

A spokesman for Chen’s parents said Army representatives have told them that their son was subjected to violence and taunting by his fellow soldiers..

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