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Families Calling for Justice for Soldiers, Marines

Friday, 03 Sep 2010 06:06 PM

 

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Families of a group of soldiers and Marines convicted of killing Iraqi civilians during the war are hoping other Americans see the injustice in their sons' sentences.

On Saturday, the families will lead a motorcycle rally not far from where the men, known as the "Leavenworth 10" are being held.

The soldiers and Marines were convicted for actions during a span in the Iraq war when conditions were extreme. Mounting U.S. casualties amid attacks from insurgents, foreign terrorists and rival Shiite and Sunni religious factions led to intense fighting.

While the families seek their release, others say despite the "fog of war" there are rules of conduct and commanders must ensure discipline, even if it leads to soldiers going to prison, for the good of the military and mission.

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