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A Street and an Opera to Honor Chinatown's Pvt. Danny Chen

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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On Saturday, part of Elizabeth Street will be renamed for the Army Private who committed suicide after being bullied by his superiors in Afghanistan in 2011. Next month, an opera about Chen will debut in Washington, D.C.

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With Trials Complete, Little Closure for Family of Pvt. Danny Chen

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A day after the final courts-martial, the family of Pvt. Danny Chen said they were disappointed by the outcome of the trials of eight soldiers from their son’s platoon who were charged with hazing and abuse that culminated in his suicide two years ago.

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One Year Later, Pvt. Danny Chen Remembered

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

It’s been one year since Private Danny Chen of Manhattan was found dead in a guard tower in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from what military officials called a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

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As Danny Chen Case Continues, Questions About Soldiers' Punishments

Monday, September 03, 2012

The ongoing courts-martial surrounding the death of Manhattan resident Private Danny Chen continue next month. Since June, five of the eight members of his platoon have been tried and sentenced. But some are unsatisfied, saying they think the military is not taking the charges seriously enough.

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Platoon Sergeant Faces Court-Martial in Death of Manhattan Soldier

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A platoon sergeant from Texas is facing a court-martial in connection with the death of a 19-year-old soldier from Manhattan's Chinatown.

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Second Soldier Pleads Guilty in Hazed Private's Death

Monday, August 13, 2012

A second solder accused of driving an Asian-American private from New York City to commit suicide last fall pleaded guilty Monday morning.

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Soldier Sentenced to 30 Days in Death of Pvt. Chen

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The first soldier to be convicted by a military court over the suicide of Private Danny Chen has been sentenced to 30 days, demoted one rank to an E4 and will have to pay a fine of $1,181.55, or half a month's salary.

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Soldier Convicted in Pvt. Danny Chen Suicide Case

Monday, July 30, 2012

The first soldier in the court martial trial surrounding the death of Private Danny Chen has been found guilty of assault and mistreatment of a subordinate, but not guilty of the most serious charge of negligent homicide.

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Mother of Hazed City Solider Takes Stand as Court Martial Begins

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The mother of a Chinese-American soldier from Manhattan who committed suicide in Afghanistan testified at the court martial of an army sergeant accused of hazing her son.

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NY Chinese-Americans Decry Soldier's Death

Monday, July 23, 2012

Chinese-Americans in New York are decrying the suicide of a soldier who allegedly was hazed because of his ethnicity.

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8 Charged in Soldier's Death Return Stateside to Face Possible Trial

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The parents of the Manhattan solider who committed suicide in Afghanistan applauded the Army’s decision to hold any trial against the eight soldiers accused of pushing him over the edge in the U.S.

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US Army Advises Trial Over Suicide of Danny Chen in Afghanistan

Monday, January 23, 2012

A U.S. military hearing has recommended that an American soldier be court-martialed over hazing that led to a fellow infantryman's suicide in southern Afghanistan, but dismissed the most serious charge against him, the U.S. military said Monday.

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Family of Manhattan Soldier Gives Update on His Death

Thursday, January 05, 2012

After weeks of demanding details about the death of their son in Afghanistan, the parents of Private Danny Chen said investigators told them that Army superiors knew of at least one abusive incident in the weeks leading up to their son's death. 

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Death of Asian-American Soldier Prompts Debate About Army Culture

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The death of an Asian-American soldier has prompted considerable debate about Army culture and the problem of racial discrimination. Eight soldiers have been charged in the death of Private Daniel Chen, who died of a gunshot wound to the head after allegedly being subjected to abuse and ethnic slurs.

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With 8 Charged in Soldier's Death, Loved Ones Find Relief

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The family of Private Danny Chen have found some relief after the U.S. Army charged eight soldiers in the death of the 19-year old soldier from New York City.

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8 US Soldiers Charged in Death of Infantryman From Chinatown

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Eight U.S. soldiers have been charged in connection with the death of a soldier from New York City, the military said Wednesday.

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