Wednesday, January 28, 2009

From the mail bag

TODAY: Senators Demand Defense Secretary Meet with Mother of Soldier Electrocuted Due to Contractor Negligence

Senator Byron Dorgan and Senator Bob Casey held a press conference today to request a meeting with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and the mother of a U.S. soldier who was recently informed by an Army investigator that her son’s death by electrocution at his base in Baghdad was re-classified by the Army from “accidental” to “negligent homicide” by contractor KBR and two of its supervisors.

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A link to the press release:

Video of the press conference will be available at:


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