Saturday, July 08, 2006

Monterey County Herald | 07/07/2006 | Soldier's kin say troops shot son

Monterey County Herald
Soldier's kin say troops shot son

DINUBA (AP) - The shot in the chest that killed a 22-year-old soldier in Southern Iraq wasn't fired by the enemy, but by someone on his base, his parents said.

Even as they mourn the death of their son, 22-year-old Airman 1st Class Carl Jerome Ware Jr., Carl and Rosalie Ware are trying to find out who shot him, and why.

They said military officers said their son was killed Saturday by personnel from his base at Camp Bucca, an internment center for captured insurgents, as he made his way back to his barracks at the end of his shift.

Carl Ware Jr. was a military security officer with the 886th Expeditionary Security Squadron.

Military officers told the family they were investigating the shooting to try to determine if it was accidental or deliberate.

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