Accession Number : ADA293803

Title :   Operation Desert Storm: Investigation of a U.S. Army Fratricide Incident.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS

PDF Url : ADA293803

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : In the early morning of February 27,1991, during the Persian Gulf War, Army Corporal Douglas Lance Fielder was unintentionally Killed by U.S. soldiers who had mistaken him and his fellow engineers as the enemy. Senator Fred Thompson concurred with former Senator James R. Sasser's earlier request that GAO (1) determine the events that had led to the fratricide, (2) assess the adequacy of U.S. Army investigations following the fratricide, and (3) investigate allegations that Army officials hindered investigations of the fratricide incident or influenced their outcome. The Army investigations determined that the actions and decisions of all individuals involved in the incident had been reasonable and appropriate under the existing circumstances.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *FRATRICIDE, *ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS, WARFARE, IRAQ, PERSIAN GULF, ARMY PERSONNEL, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, ARMY.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE