29 Jun '12, 9pm

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http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/06/army-david-sharrett-incident-captain-loses-badget-faces-boot-friendly-fire-062912w/ O-3 loses CIB, gets boot in friendly fire death By Joe Gould - Staff writer Posted : Friday Jun 29, 2012 17:12:03 EDT Army Secretary John McHugh has revoked the Combat Infantryman Badge awarded to an officer who fatally shot a member of his squad, Pfc. David H. Sharrett, during a 2008 friendly fire incident in Iraq, an Army spokesman confirmed. The officer, Capt. Timothy R. Hanson, is also being processed for separation from the Army after a review of his actions during the incident, according to an email to Sharrett’s father, David H. Sharrett, from an Army official. Hanson, a lieutenant at the time of the incident, was since promoted and belongs to a Reserve unit in Wisconsin. Sharrett, who received the news a day before his son David’s birthday, told...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/06/army-david-sharrett...

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