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A U.S. Army staff sergeant was charged with murdering his two commanders last week at a base outside Baghdad.

The “fragging” incident occurred near Tikrit. Fragging is a term used to refer to soldiers killing their superiors.

From Traveling Soldier

“Fragging” – the GI term for using violence against their officers for their behavior – was extremely widespread in Vietnam. The army still cannot account for how 1,400 officers and non-commissioned officers died. This number, combined with the official fragging statistics, suggests that 20 to 25 percent of all officers killed in the war were killed by their men, not “the enemy.”

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