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When will Congress stand up for LaVena Johnson?

Philip Barron: While legislators belatedly act in publicized cases of military deception, other service families wait in vain for the truth.
 
 
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From today's Associated Press article on a U.S. House committee's quest for honest answers for two military families:

"After successive failed Department of Defense and Army inquiries, only a comprehensive, unrelenting congressional investigation can do justice to Pat's memory, and restore service members' confidence in their chain of command," said Rep. Mike Honda, a Democrat who represents the Tillman family's San Jose district. "I will not rest until the unvarnished truth - no matter where it leads - is brought to light."

If only Mike Honda represented the family of Pfc. LaVena Johnson.

Philip Barron is a St. Louis writer and author of the blog Waveflux.