Army Asked To Review Two Troop Deaths

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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A chaotic battle video posted online is now raising questions about how two U.S. soldiers died.

The Army told Roger Suarez that his eldest son died in Iraq two years ago from enemy action.

But in recent weeks, Suarez's emotional wounds have been ripped open by the video taken from a camera mounted on a soldier's helmet. The video, posted on Salon.com, raises the possibility that Pfc. Roger Suarez-Gonzalez and Pfc. Albert Nelson of Philadelphia, died by U.S. tank rounds in a "friendly fire" incident. On one part of the video, soldiers can be heard over the gunfire calling for the tank to cease fire.

Suarez, who lives in Nevada, says he's not satisfied and wants another opinion.

And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has instructed his staff to work with the Army and the Suarez family to review the incident. Two House members are asking the Pentagon for a new investigation.


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