Army Asked To Review 2 Troop Deaths

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers want the Army to look into whether two Fort Carson soldiers killed in Iraq died from friendly fire.

The interest in the case by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and two House members comes after a video was posted online showing a chaotic fire fight, raising the possibility the two soldiers were killed by U.S. tank rounds in a "friendly fire" incident in late 2006.

The soldiers, 21-year-old Roger Suarez-Gonzalez of Carson City, Nevada, and 31-year-old Albert Nelson of Philadelphia, had been stationed Fort Carson.

Pennsylvania congressman Chaka Fattah says it is important that the facts of the case are provided to the soldier's families, no matter how painful they may be.

The soldier's families say they were never told by the military that such a video existed.

The Army denies that the families were not shown the video by the military. Army spokesman Paul Boyce says an investigation determined the soldiers were killed by enemy mortar rounds.


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