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In 2005, Army 1st Lt. Louis Allen and Capt. Phil Esposito were killed in a mine explosion at a forward operating base in Tikrit, Iraq. Military prosecutors believed that a fellow soldier in the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division killed the two officers with a Claymore mine in revenge for reprimanding him. The soldier was later found not guilty and the question of who killed the two men remained unanswered.
This story resonated deeply with Ray McCarthy, the founder of the Committee for the Families of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans. It was this very story that inspired the creation of this group in 2007. To read the full article click the button below.