Soldiers remember colleagues killed 10 years ago

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Associated Press

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 3:01 PM

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell have laid a wreath during a ceremony to remember two colleagues who were killed and 14 injured during a "fragging" by a fellow soldier.

The Kentucky New Era (http://bit.ly/ZmWgog ) reported that Command Sgt. Maj. Bart Womack organized the ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the deaths of Army Capt. Christopher S. Seifert and Air Force Maj. Gregory L. Stone on March. 23, 2003. The two men died when 41-year-old Hasan Akbar tossed grenades into their tent at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait.

Womack attended a ceremony on Saturday at Fort Campbell before flying to Pennsylvania to lay a wreath on Seifert's grave. A third ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., at Stone's grave.

Akbar was sentenced to death for the killings.

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Information from: Kentucky New Era, http://www.kentuckynewera.com

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