PFC. Alyssa Peterson was a Flagstaff, AZ native. Remember her name. She was a US soldier who died in Iraq in 2003, one of the first female soldiers to die in Iraq. Her death should have drawn a lot of attention but the circumstances under which she died were covered up by the government. September 15, 2010 marked the seven year anniversary of her death and yet few know her name or what happened.
Appalled when ordered to take part in "enhanced interrogation" or what most would consider torture, PFC Peterson refused. She was reprimanded for showing "empathy" for the prisoners and a few days later she killed herself. Her complaints came seven months before the Abu Ghraib revelations of prisoner abuse surfaced.
This is a story that should a have made the national news. Although not the Tillman case, it demonstrates that there was and is still coverup going on, alot more going on regarding these interrogation methods that continues to be kept secret and the effects on soldiers untold. How many more Alyssa Peterson's are there? How many more will make the same tragic choice because they feel they have to place to turn?