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U.S. military grapples with epidemic of sexual assault

Nick Schifrin:

But she left the military draped in a flag. She’d been found dead on New Year’s Eve 2020 in her barracks at age 19.

An initial Army press release said: “The Iron Eagle team is deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and teammate.”

But a second statement three days later, after a local news report, revealed a darker time in uniform. Graham reported she had been raped by a fellow member of her unit in December 2019. The Army said it launched a criminal investigation, separated her from her alleged attacker, and offered and encouraged medical help.

In Nicole’s home, Nicole and Anthony Graham keep a photographic shrine, the happy daughter of a white mother and Black veteran, the smiling soldier, the confident girl, confidence that, they say, the Army extinguished.

Article source: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/u-s-military-grapples-with-a-rising-epidemic-of-sexual-assault-in-its-ranks

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