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Monday, March 28, 2011

Whistle-blower Ethan McCord visits schools

Students at an alternative high school in Manhattan are still talking about Ethan McCord's visit to their classes last fall.  They still message him on Facebook, asking for advice, letting him know about their lives, and checking up with him.

Ethan stood outside a packed assembly room while they watched a film of him talking about the 2007 Army operation in Iraq where U.S. Apache helicopters, firing from 1.5 miles up, systematically killed 12 civilians, and wounded more.  Ethan, a member of Bravo Company, 216th Infantry, rescued 2 children wounded, and got harsh criticism from his command for doing so.

A film by James Spione about Ethan, Incident in New Baghdad, debuts April 24 at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC. 

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