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Family wants justice for son killed in Afghanistan

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WALB) –A Lowndes County family wants justice for their son who was killed nearly two years ago in Afghanistan.

In July 2008, insurgents attacked a U.S. army platoon in Wanat, Afghanistan.

Nine American soldiers were killed, among them Corporal Pruitt Allen Rainey whose family lives in Lowndes County.

After investigating, it was recommended the three commanders at the time of the attack should be charged with dereliction of duty.

Rainey's family found out Wednesday that the Army rejected those recommendations.

"General Campbell overturned his decision and I don't understand that," said Frankie Gay, Rainey's father. "We just don't get it. Just by interviewing those three commanders he overturned it. We're just it's just not right."

Rainey's father and the nine other families are working to appeal the general's decision to President Obama. You can find out more on Corporal Rainey and more on the investigation by clicking here.

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