Airborne Corps, referred to general courts-martial the charges against one officer and seven Soldiers in connection with Chen's alleged hazing and death at Combat Outpost Palace.
The Soldiers involved in the case remain assigned to 1st Stryker Brigade
Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Chen's
unit of assignment at the time of his death. The unit deployed to
Afghanistan in 2011.
On April 23, 2012, Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, the commander of the XVIII
Next week on Thursday, October 11, Spc. Travis Carden, a soldier assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, will face a Special Court Martial for charges relating to an altercation with other members of his unit and attempting to impede an investigation at Fort Bragg in August 2012. The trial will begin at 9 a.m., at the Fort Bragg Courthouse.
While Carden was found guilty August 22 of charges connected to the death of Pvt. Danny Chen in Afghanistan, the pending legal proceeding is not connected to Chen’s death.