The accident in Afghanistan that took Pfc. Neil Turner’s life not only led to a court-martial for his killer, but also contributed to some negative consequences for officers and senior enlisted soldiers in his unit.
As we reported today, Spc. Francisco Perez last week was sentenced to 15 months in confinement for killing Turner on Jan. 11, 2012 by pointing a loaded shoulder-fired rocket launcher at him and pulling the trigger inside their company headquarters in Afghanistan. The missile tore through Turner’s abdomen, but did not explode.
The Army investigator who looked into the incident laid almost all …