DALLAS (AP) — The Navajo Country has joined calls for an accounting of the deaths at Fort Hood after one particular of its associates grew to become the most current soldier from the U.S. Military submit to die this calendar year.
Pvt. Corlton L. Chee, a 25-yr-previous soldier from Pinehill, New Mexico, died Wednesday soon after he collapsed next a bodily health schooling work out 5 days before, in accordance to officers at the central Texas publish. He was the 28th soldier from Fort Hood to die this calendar year, in accordance to information attained by The Connected Push.
The Navajo Nation Council praised Chee in a assertion Friday and urged the Army to completely examine his and the other soldiers’ deaths.
“We are deeply disturbed by the string of fatalities at Fort Hood, and if there is any malfeasance or carelessness included, the Navajo Nation phone calls on our nationwide leaders to pursue each and every obtainable avenue to safeguard the lives of our Navajo warriors and those people serving in the U.S. Armed Forces,” Speaker of the Council Seth Damon stated.
Army officers have said Chee’s demise is remaining investigated and that an autopsy would be carried out by the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas. They said he died at clinic near Fort Hood in the company of his relatives.
Last 7 days, the Military introduced changes in the leadership at Fort Hood amid what they said was a widening investigation into the killing of a different soldier at the publish. A fellow soldier allegedly bludgeoning Spc. Vanessa Guillen to loss of life has prompted calls for the army to modify the way it handles sexual abuse and harassment.
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