Courts-martial to Begin Next Week at Fort Bragg in Death of Pvt. Danny Chen
by Drew Brooks
Fayetteville Observer, July 17, 2012
The first of eight courts-martial related to a soldier’s suicide in Afghanistan last year is scheduled to begin next week on Fort Bragg.
Sgt. Adam Holcomb is charged in the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, a 19-year-old soldier from New York.
Holcomb’s trial is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. July 24, according to Fort Bragg. The case is expected to last through July 27.
Holcomb is charged with negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, communicating a threat, assault, two counts of maltreatment of a subordinate, dereliction of duty and four counts of violating a lawful general regulation.
Chen died in Afghanistan on Oct. 3, according to officials.
He allegedly suffered racial taunts and physical abuse at the hands of soldiers in his company and eventually shot himself in a guard tower at Combat Outpost Palace near Kandahar.
Holcomb is one of eight soldiers in Chen’s unit who have been charged.
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