US soldiers charged in comrade’s death
Eight accused of hazing after private kills self
Eight American soldiers were charged with manslaughter and an array of other crimes in connection with the death of Pvt. Danny Chen, a fellow soldier from New York whose body was found in October lying in a guard tower in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Army said Wednesday. Chen, 19, who was born and raised in Lower Manhattan, died of “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound’’ at a combat outpost in Kandahar province, the Army said.