Slain Soldier’s Family Wants Answers From Pentagon
Posted on Oct 4, 2007
Last Friday, National Guard Spc. Ciara Durkin was found dead on her U.S. base in Afghanistan with a single gunshot wound in her head. Now, her family is looking for answers and wondering why the U.S. military isn’t offering details about the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death.
The Raw Story:
Ciara Durkin warned her family before returning to Afghanistan, “If anything happens to me, you guys make sure it gets investigated.”
What seemed a joke at the time could have been eerily prescient as Durkin, a National Guard specialist, was found dead, shot once in the head, within the fortified walls of Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The Pentagon is releasing no details aside from confirmation that Durkin’s was a “non-combat” death.
“We just want full disclosure,” Durkin’s sister Deirdre said on CBS’s Early Show Thursday.