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Vigil held to remember Danny Chen

October 4, 2012 3:55:46 AM PDT
Family and friends of a soldier who took his own life after being tormented by his platoon gathered for a vigil one year after his death.

It was held Wednesday night in Union Square for Private Danny Chen.

The 19-year-old from Chinatown committed suicide one year ago, after being abused by his fellow soldiers.

His mother was there to remember her son and to thank everyone for their support.

"She's very thankful for everyone. If it wasn't for everyone's support she would not be able to be as strong as she is today," a translator said for his mother.

Five soldiers have been convicted on charges including hazing, racial taunting and assault.

Three more soldiers are awaiting trial.

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