Soldier's Family Calls Punishment in Hazing Case Wrist Slap

Military officials said Pvt. Danny Chen killed himself last year in Afghanistan after being harassed by other soldiers

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012  |  Updated 1:15 PM EDT
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Soldier's Family Calls Hazing Punishment Wrist Slap

Pvt. Danny Chen

The family and friends of an Asian-American soldier who committed suicide after being hazed by fellow soldiers say the punishment the soldiers got was only "a slap on the wrist."

That's what attorney Elizabeth OuYang told a news conference in Chinatown on Tuesday.

Military officials said Pvt. Danny Chen killed himself last year in Afghanistan after being harassed by other soldiers. On Monday, officials said the last soldier accused in the case faced dismissal from the service.

OuYang heads the nonprofit Organization of Chinese Americans that is pushing for the dismissal from the Army of all eight of the soldiers in the case.

She was joined by Chen's parents. His father, Yan Dao (yen taoh) Chen, wore his dead son's camouflage military cap.

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