Monday, July 28

lavena johnson

I'm not back - I just think this is important:

From Color of
LaVena Johnson was 19 years old, serving in Iraq as a private in the
Army, when she was raped, murdered, and her body was burned--by someone
from her own military base. Despite overwhelming physical evidence,
the Army called it a suicide and closed the case.[1]
For three years, LaVena's parents have been fighting for answers. At
almost every turn, they've been met with closed doors or lies. But
together we can help achieve justice for LaVena and other families who
have suffered similar tragedies.[2]
Will you join me in standing with the Johnsons and calling on Henry
Waxman, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, to investigate the
Army's cover-up of Lavena's death? And ask your friends and family to
do the same?
1. "The cover-up of a soldier's death?", March 6, 2007
2. "Is There an Army Cover Up of Rape and Murder of Women Soldiers?", April 28, 2008


Doc said...

Terrible... It seems that the most dangerous thing on earth is being a woman in the military these days. We have had three (YES THREE) women in the military killed here in NC in the past 6 months.

WNG said...

Hey Doc - please click the link and help her parents get some answers.

When I come back I'll have a women in the military post, this shit is ridiculous.

Jay said...

I hope that justice can be served here. It's so hard to get to the truth. Look how hard it has been for Pat Tillman's family to get answers. And they have the resources and backing of a lot of political figures and members of the media!

Lu' said...

I don't even know the details but just from the little you said, even I don't believe suicide! How tragic, very very tragic.

NoRegrets said...

Sorry, I'll read this someday...