The chairs of two House panels recently set a letter Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy requesting information on recent deaths and missing persons, Army Times reports.
The investigation follows an Army announcement last week that, Gen. John Murray, head of Army Futures Command, will lead an in-depth investigation into the actions taken by Fort Hood’s chain of command following the disappearance of Spc. Vanessa Guillen.
Fort Hood has seen five deaths this year involving foul play, as well as several missing person cases.
“Families of missing Fort Hood soldiers have expressed anguish and frustration about the Army’s response to the disappearance of their loved ones and the dearth of information about the status of the Army’s investigations,” the chairs wrote in the letter sent on September 8.
The congressional investigation is led by Rep. Jackie Speier, Chairmen of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, as well as Stephen F. Lynch, Chairmen of the Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee on Armed Services.
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