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8 Soldiers Charged in Death of Fallen Comrade (Video)

Pvt. Danny Chen
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: