On October 3, 2011, 19-year-old Pvt. Danny Chen was found dead with a bullet to his head after enduring weeks of hazing and racial harassment from his supervisors. In the wake of his tragic death, community advocates fought for justice and to ensure that Pvt. Chen's legacy would never be forgotten.
If you're in New York City this week, join OCA-NY for a candlelight vigil commemorating the 2-year anniversary of Pvt. Chen's death. It's happening Thursday, October 3, 6:30-7:30pm, on Elizabeth St. between Canal and Bayard in Chinatown. Danny was a native of New York's Chinatown, and the location marks the upcoming street co-naming, "Danny Chen's Way," in his honor.
Two-Year Commemoration of Private DANNY CHEN's DeathTo learn more about the Danny Chen case, go to the OCA-NY website.
Join OCA-NY for a candlelight
Thursday, October 3, 2013
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Elizabeth St. between Canal and Bayard
On October 3, 2011, 19-year-old Pvt. Danny Chen was found dead with a bullet to his head after being hazed and subjected to racial slurs by his superiors. After unrelenting community advocacy to seek justice for Pvt. Danny Chen:
- Eight soldiers were found guilty in connection with his death.
- Punishment for the convicted superiors ranged from jail time, discharge for bad conduct, forced labor, reduction in rank, reprimand, and fines. Five have been discharged from the Army and three are pending discharge.
- President Obama signed anti-hazing legislation in January 2013. OCA-NY, in a coalition of national and local groups, is continuing to seek reforms that will hold the chain of command accountable in preventing hazing, protection for soldiers who report hazing, and increase sentencing for persons convicted of hazing that leads to the death of a fellow soldier.
WE WILL NOT FORGET PVT CHEN'S ONGOING LEGACY
FOR DIGNITY & RESPECT FOR ALL WHO SERVE THE U.S.