Navajo Nation calls for investigation into spate of Fort Hood deaths

Navajo Nation calls for investigation into spate of Fort Hood deaths


The Navajo Nation is calling for an investigation into the recent spate of deaths at Fort Hood after two of its members became the latest soldiers to perish at the Army base.

Spc. Miguel Yazzie, 33, died on July 2 and Private Carlton Chee, 25, died September 2, making them the 27th and 28th deaths at the now-notorious outpost in Killeen, Texas this year.

“There have been 28 soldiers who have lost their lives on the base and I’m sure the families want to know what’s going on and happening on the base,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez told Fox10 on Saturday.

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“We wanted to get answers,” said Nez.

The death of Yazzie is reportedly under investigation. A probe into Chee’s death is also ongoing.

Army officials say Chee died after he collapsed during a training exercise five days earlier. An autopsy is expected to be performed by the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

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