Another Death Of Female Solider At Ft. Hood Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

This picture taken 26 December 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC. The Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DOD), is the world's largest office building by floor area, with about 6,500,000 sq ft (600,000 m2), of which 3,700,000 sq ft (340,000 m2) are used as offices. Approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense support personnel work in the Pentagon. AFP PHOTO (Photo by STAFF / AFP) (Photo by STAFF/AFP via Getty Images)
  • A female Army private stationed at Fort Hood was recently found dead this week, which has resulted in allegation she was has been harassed by superiors at the military base.
  • The death of Ana Fernanda Basaldua Ruiz comes just three years after Vanessa Guillén was sexually harassed and murdered at the Texas base.
  • Ruiz and Guillen were both 20 at the time of their respective deaths.
  • Guillén’s case gained national attention and exposed systemic problems of sexual assault at Fort Hood and throughout the military service, which resulted in federal laws overhauling military criminal justice.
  • The allegations that Ruiz was harassed have come from her family.
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