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By Mark Benjamin
Oct. 14, 2008
The Army says no, but a graphic video and eyewitness testimony indicate that a U.S. tank killed two American soldiers. The mother of one soldier demands answers.
Editor’s note: Mark Benjamin’s friendly fire investigation contains 1) the main article, 2) video documentation and 3) the Army’s own report on the killing of Nelson and Suarez.
Once a cop, always a cop. Asked if she wanted to see a graphic battle video showing her son Albert bleeding to death, Jean Feggins, retired from the Philadelphia Police Department, said yes.
“Listen, I’ve moved dead bodies of people I don’t even know,” she told me, as she sat on a brown couch in the den of her West Philadelphia row house. “I need to know everything. Because he is not a stranger. That’s my baby. That’s my child.”
When Pfc. Albert Nelson died in Iraq in 2006, the Army first told Feggins that he might have been killed by friendly fire, and then that it was enemy mortars. She says she never believed the Army’s explanation. “I always felt like they were lying to me,” she said. “I could never prove it.”
via Friendly fire in Iraq — and a coverup | Salon News (videos at link)
Friendly Fire Incident in Ramadi Iraq
October 14, 2008 CNN
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