Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The latest "nonhostile" death in Iraq
As some may know, I have chronicled "nonhostile" deaths in Iraq for years (illness, accidents, suicides) in my columns and now in my book So Wrong for So Long, and here is latest: Spc. Keisha Morgan, 25, died Feb. 22 in Baghdad of a non-combat related cause. The circumstances of her death are under investigation. "Every time people would see Keisha Morgan, they'd always see her with a smile," says her mom, back in Washington,D.C., Diana Morgan. Morgan was found by her best friend Ruby on the floor of their Baghdad barracks. "She had a seizure," her mother reports, and died. Autopsy results so far are inconclusive, a mystery that is now haunting Diana Morgan.