It has been one year since Private Danny Chen’s death. May his death not be in vain.
RIP, Danny Chen - we won’t forget you. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Danny Chen, he was a Chinese-American soldier serving in Afghanistan who suffered verbal and physical racially-motivated abuse from his fellow soldiers and superiors. He was found dead in October, unclear whether it was a suicide or friendly fire.
In December 2011, eight American soldiers were charged with crimes in connection with Chen’s death, but the military suddenly dropped the most serious charges in March. So far, only one of the eight soldiers has served any prison time (the maximum sentence was 18 years, he served 30 days). Wiki page here.