A young lesbian joins the Army National Guard. She is sent to Afghanistan in a desk job working with financial information. While on home leave, she says to her family, “If something happens to me in Afghanistan, don’t let it go without an investigation.” A month later she is found dead behind a building on Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan, with a single bullet wound to the head. The military tells her family first that she died in combat, then changes their story to the death being attributable to “non-combat-related injuries.”
The family has not received autopsy results. They have requested an independent autopsy, but the military has not responsed to their request. The military has refused to make Durkin’s paperwork available so the family can determine her wishes as to her funeral.
h/t to susie