Thumb's up: For Afghan villagers, gesture conveyed fate of soldier who slaughtered families

  • Article by: GENE JOHNSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 24, 2013 - 3:15 AM

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — The villagers traveled nearly 7,000 miles to learn the fate of the American soldier who gunned down their children, siblings and parents, who set their lifeless bodies afire with a kerosene lantern. And when the news came, it came in a simple gesture: a thumb's up from their interpreter.

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