Murder in Baker Company: How Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their Own

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Chicago Review Press, Jan 4, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages
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Using court transcripts, personal interviews, and police records to retrace the key events of the case, this journey to uncover the truth about what happened to Richard Davis provides a disturbing, eye-opening look into the problems of today's military. After surviving tours in Bosnia and Iraq, Davis was mercilessly tortured and ultimately murdered before his remains were set on fire in the woods of Georgia. Four members of his own platoon were arrested for the crime. When one was asked why they set Richard on fire, his answer was both cold and revealing: Because that's the way we got rid of bodies in Iraq. There is no other case on record in which American soldiers have killed one of their own in such a twisted manner. They were home. They were alive. So the only question is, why? This is not only the exploration of the heinous murder of a soldier; it is also a call to action for U.S. citizens to provide support and necessary programs for veteran reentry and reassimilation into U.S. society.

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MURDER IN BAKER COMPANY: How Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their Own

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Lackluster account of the vicious murder of a soldier that became the basis for the 2007 film In the Valley of Elah.In July 2003, shortly after returning to Fort Benning, in Columbus, Ga., from a tour ... Read full review

what happened to the good old truth

User Review  - joker - Borders

This is a difficult book to read when you know what the army is doing to our soldiers. I feel for this family as my son was found mysteriosly dead in the army 4 years ago. They did nothing but lie to us. I know what this family went through and I hope they find peace.(somehow) Read full review


1 A Father and Son
2 Finding Richard
3 The Victim Did It
4 A Cry for Help
5 Gehenna
6 Theres Enough Glory for Everybody
7 Orchestrated Evidence
8 The First One to Squeal
The Elephant in the Room
11 Questions Continue and Bodies Pile Up
Military Police and Court Document Exhibits
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9 A Fallen Hero Is Among Us

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Cilla McCain is a writer focusing on social justice issues who grew up near various army bases until her family settled outside Fort Benning, Georgia. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.