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Dominican-American Marine Johanny Rosario Pichardo Killed in Kabul Attack

Virginia Isaad
We’ve been learning more about the identities of the 13 soldiers that were killed during the tragic Hamid Karzai International Airport attack in Afghanistan on Thursday, Aug.26 including USMC Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo. The 25-year-old Lawrence, Mass. native,  died while...
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Vanessa Guillén’s Fiancé Says ‘They Failed Us’ in First TV Interview

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Slain soldier Spc. Vanessa Guillén’s fiancé, Juan Cruz, appeared on ABC’s 20/20 on Friday, June 11 in his first TV appearance to discuss their relationship and the aftermath of her death. The interview comes in the wake of the announcement that...
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Platoon Leader 1st Lt. Maria Eggers is the First Latina to Earn Expert Infantry Badge at Fort Hood

Fort Hood has been mired in controversy following the disappearance and murder of Specialist Vanessa Guillén. For what feels like the first time since her story broke in April of last year, there’s some good news coming out of the...
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Army Investigation Concludes Vanessa Guillén Was Sexually Harassed by Superior

Months after an investigation into the murder of Army specialist Vanessa Guillén was initiated, the U.S. Army has released a report confirming that Guillén, who was allegedly killed by fellow soldier Aaron Robinson on April 22, 2020, was sexually harassed...
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14 Fort Hood Officers Suspended or Fired Following Investigation

Virginia Isaad
The disappearance and murder of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén, 20, shone a light on army post Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas and now 14 senior officers have been suspended or fired after an investigation. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy announced the...