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Brothers Killing Borthers: A Family Speaks Out

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posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 11:54 AM
The family of 1st Lt. Louis E. Allen. speaks out about the alleged "fragging" incident in Iraq which killed him. Also killed in the same alleged attack was Capt. Phillip T. Esposito. The incident in which Allen and Esposito died took place near Tikrit, in what once was one of Saddam Hussein's palaces. The alleged incident took place on or about June 7. Staff Sgt. Alberto B. Martinez has been charged with with two counts of premeditated murder in this case. Full Article Link

June 18, 2005 — The family of a soldier allegedly killed in Iraq by a subordinate is stunned he appears to have been victimized by a member of the military family he loved.

"We miss him terribly, and the Army was one of his great loves, besides his family," said Robert Allen, the father of one of the two victims, 1st Lt. Louis E. Allen.

Robert Allen, 1st Lt. Allen's mother Vivian Allen, and his sister, Laurene Sandstrom, spoke today with ABC News' "Good Morning America" in an exclusive interview.

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As sad and tragic as death is in war I can't imagine what it would feel like to have a loved one killed like this while at war buy one of his own fellow soldiers.

There are no words.

[edit on 19-6-2005 by UM_Gazz]

posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 12:52 PM
I'm wondering what the hell this guy's motive was.
If anyone knows, they don't seem to be saying anything.


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