Daughter of KBR employee killed by friendly fire in Iraq can sue
I published my first post on this tragedy well over a year ago. I was inundated with comments from people who had information or insight on this case. After you read this post be sure to read the comments on Lawsuit blames KBR in driver death at Anaconda Iraq. FYI last I heard Frazier Shack now works for Dyncorp in Texas.
Halliburton Can’t Shake Friendly Fire Lawsuit
By JEFF GORMAN – April 19, 2010
(CN) – Halliburton and other U.S. military support contractors cannot escape a lawsuit filed by a woman whose father was gunned down by friendly fire in Iraq, the 5th Circuit ruled.
Kristen Martin claimed her father, Donald Tolfree, relied on the defendants’ assurances that he would be protected by the U.S. military while working in Iraq.
Tolfree was driving a “chase truck,” an empty semi-truck cab which could be used to help a disabled semi in a military convoy.
According to Martin, the convoy commander did not tell the sentry that her father was returning to camp after his truck was no longer needed for the mission.
Tolfree drove back to camp without an escort and died when an American gunner fired 100 rounds into his truck.
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