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Purple Heart guardsman charged with murder of Iraqi civilian

[JURIST] The US Army announced Tuesday that Corporal Dustin Berg, a soldier in the Indiana National Guard [official website] awarded the Purple Heart [veterans website] for injuries sustained in Iraq, has been charged in the murder of an Iraqi civilian. Berg was charged for the murder in late January, and is also facing charges of false swearing and the wearing of an unauthorized award. The Army would not release any details about his citation for the Purple Heart. Berg faces an Article 32 hearing [official UCMJ text] Thursday to determine if a court martial is warranted. The Indianapolis Star has local coverage.

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