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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Soldier outraged Afghan policeman who shot him did interview on CNN

Vacaville soldier outraged man who shot him in Afghanistan is free, gave interview on CNN
Daily Democrat
By Melissa Murphy
Created: 09/18/2012

Nearly three years ago, an Afghan policeman turned on the very same U.S. Army soldiers that trained him, killing two and wounding three others.

Army Staff Sgt. Christian Hughes, a Vacaville Christian High School graduate, was among the wounded and remembers the events of the attack on Oct. 2, 2009, like they happened yesterday.

On Monday morning, Hughes and his family were once again reminded of the horrific day, when they learned the man responsible is not only alive and well, but bragging about it on international television.

"I never thought I would see him again," Hughes said in a telephone interview from his home in New York. "I woke up thinking everything was fine and normal today. Now I'm looking at the man who tried to murder me. It's unbelievable."
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