Ft. Wainwright Soldier Facing Court Martial

A Ft. Wainwright based soldier will face court martial in the death of a fellow Stryker Brigade member in Afghanistan.  Charges against Sergeant Travis Carden, including maltreatment, assault and reckless endangerment, have been referred to court martial in connection with the death of Private Danny Chen last year.  Chen, who was the victim of severe hazing by fellow soldiers, was found dead of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound in a guard tower at base in Afghanistan October 3rd.  Carden of Fowler, Indiana is one of 8 Ft. Wainwright based soldiers facing charges related to Chen’s death.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.