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8 Soldiers Charged in Death of Fallen Comrade (Video)

Pvt. Danny Chen
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Pvt. Danny Chen

The Department of Defense announced today that eight soldiers are being charged in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Pvt. Danny Chen in Afghanistan. The DoD reports Chen died October 3rd in Kandahar province of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to Fox News:

Indeed, the New York Times reported in October an Army official informed Chen's family that superior officers physically abused Chen before his death. Soldiers later found Chen in a guard tower with what was believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The Stars and Stripes reports the eight soldiers (currently deployed in Afghanistan) facing charges are:

Five of the eight soldiers are accused of negligent homicide and involuntary manslaughter, according to the Stars and Stripes.

This is a tribute video, made by a friend of Chen's, of his funeral in New York City: