“LaVena Johnson – The Silent Truth” documentary released
Updated Wednesday, Nov 10 at 9:56 AM
(KMOV) — For years, a St. Louis family has wondered how their soldier daughter died in Iraq.
Lavena Johnson, who was 19 at the time, was found dead of a gunshot wound in July of 2005 on a U.S. Army base in Iraq.
The Army ruled her death as a suicide, but her family believes Johnson was raped and murdered.
A new documentary about her death premieres Wednesday night at Webster University at 7:00 p.m.
The film, “The Silent Truth” is being shown to the public for free.
Johnson’s father, along with the film’s director, will be available to discuss the movie afterwards.
The film is put on by “Veteran’s for Peace,” a group which aims to expose what it calls “the true cost of war.” (click HERE for original article)
MsSparky.com has been following this case since we first heard about it. We have been waiting anxiously for well over a year for this documentary to be released MidTown Films. Finally the public will get a glimpse into the world of Army Criminal Investigations. The LaVena Johnson case is but one classic example why I personally have NO confidence in the Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) to investigate the rapes and assaults of not only female soldiers but civilians as well.
You can also get more information and view other videos at the PFC LaVena Johnson website.
It is so incredibly sad this military family as well as so many others must personally investigate the crimes against their loved ones. Defense Secretary Robert Gates should be very ashamed of himself. This is absolutely unacceptable!
As soon as I find a link to view the entire documentary I will post it. If you have a link please email me.