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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Veteran's war story scrutinized

Veteran's war story scrutinized
Shoshone News Press
Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Last Sunday's front page Veterans Day story opened with this paragraph:
"At first glance, Christina Axtman, the 5-foot tall, 31-year-old former Army cook from Mullan, does not look like an Iraq war veteran."

Turns out, she apparently isn't.

This week the Shoshone News-Press received tips that Axtman had made up much of her military story - that she didn't serve in Iraq, that she didn't shoot a woman running up to Camp Taji with an explosive device and a baby strapped to her front, that she wasn't seriously injured when the Humvee she allegedly was driving hit an improvised explosive device.

The News-Press contacted military officials who paint a different picture of Axtman.
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