Documentary on local soldier's death released tonight - KMOV.com

Documentary on local soldier's death released tonight

(KMOV) -- For years, a St. Louis family has wondered how their soldier daughter died in Iraq.

Lavena Johnson, who was 19 at the time, was found dead of a gunshot wound in July of 2005 on a U.S. Army base in Iraq.
 
The Army ruled her death as a suicide, but her family believes Johnson was raped and murdered.
 
A new documentary about her death premieres Wednesday night at Webster University at 7:00 p.m.
 
The film, “The Silent Truth” is being shown to the public for free.
 
Johnson’s father, along with the film’s director, will be available to discuss the movie afterwards.
 
The film is put on by “Veteran’s for Peace,” a group which aims to expose what it calls “the true cost of war.”

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