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CN-New Opera Immortalizes Tragedy of Chinese-American Soldier

In October of 2011,a Chinese-American soldier serving in Afghanistan was found shot dead in an apparent suicide after weeks of abuse by his fellow servicemen. An investigation showed that 19-year-old Danny Chen had been the subject of racial slurs and abusive treatment, including excessive guard duty. The tragedy of the young man is the subject of a new opera titled An American Soldier, which premiers in Washington next week ((June 13)). Zlatica Hoke attended a rehearsal and has this preview.]]

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