Soldier Accused in Hazing Demoted, Loses Pay

One of the soldiers accused in the hazing-related death of a Fort Wainwright Army private has been demoted and forced to forfeit part of his pay.

Sgt. Travis Carden was punished at Fort Bragg in a summary court-martial. He was demoted to specialist and must forfeit two-thirds of his pay for one month.

Carden was not represented by a military lawyer at Wednesday’s proceeding.

Carden was convicted of hazing and maltreating Pvt. Danny Chen. He’s the fourth soldier assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, to be punished in Chen’s death last October in Afghanistan.

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