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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Mother: Why did he die in Iraq?

Charlotte Observer, NC

STATESVILLE - Summer Lipford wants to know how her son died. The Pentagon says Pfc. Steven Sirko died in his sleep on April 17 while serving as an Army medic in Iraq. He was 20 years old.

Lipford, of Statesville, says the Army's Criminal Investigations Division (CID) initially ruled Sirko's death a drug overdose. But she asked to see the toxicology results. It shows no drugs were in Sirko's system. Lipford says the CID has reopened its investigation.

Now, Lipford plans to join forces with another military mom. Cindy Sheehan has spent nearly two weeks in Texas trying to get President Bush to speak with her about her son's death.


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