This post has been edited to correct errors in the original that reported the victim had died in Germany of her injuries.-Yes, sometimes I get it wrong too. Ms Sparky-July 26, 2011
I’ve just learned there’s been a brutal rape and death at FOB Shank in Afghanistan. The victim was reportedly a female Fluor employee from the Macedonia region.
The attack occurred on July 22, 2011. She was reportedly found unconscious and was medi-vac’d to Bagram Air Field (BAF).
This crime has apparently got the entire FOB locked down. Hopefully, they’ll find the person(s) who committed this heinous crime and prosecute them to the full extent of the law.
This is but another on the long list of tragic rapes and murders in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As soon as I get more information on this sad tragedy I will update the post. I will not publish the victim’s name at this time.
My most heartfelt prayers go to the friends, family and co-workers of this victim.
Updated: July 26, 2011
I just received the below information in an email ~ Thanks to “AnonymousCoward” for sending it. Thanks to my readers for setting me straight.
A Fluor employee was found severely injured on July 22 at Forward Operating Base Shank. After receiving medical attention in country, the employee was evacuated out of Afghanistan and is currently in critical, but stable, condition in a military medical facility.
Privacy laws and respect for the employee preclude release of any further details. A military investigation is underway and we are providing full cooperation. As such it would be inappropriate to discuss any details until the investigation is complete and has been reviewed.
I want to be sure you all have the above information, as it has come to my attention that certain internet blogs have posted inaccurate information about this tragic incident.
In order to ensure we respect the privacy of our employee and the family, and not prejudice the investigation, I ask each of you to help us stop the spread of rumors.
Should you have any questions or information, please relay them to your immediate supervisor. They will ensure the proper steps are taken. Keep in mind that we also have the professionals of our Employee Assistance Program available to assist you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with our teammate and the family during this difficult time.
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