Army Overturns Reprimands of Officers in Battle of Wanat

He added, "We were expecting to get some closure and actually got it from Natonski's briefing and he left. And when the Army stood up it was like 'shoot me in the face.' It was totally unprofessional for the way this was handled by the Army."

Brostrom said family members first received Natonski's briefing and heard him outline his report's conclusions that the three officers were guilty of negligence and dereliction of duty. He said they then heard separately from Campbell and heard him explain "that the Army did not accept the majority of the recommendations" that had been made by Natonski's review.

"We were very upset, to say the least," says Brostrom.

He said after grilling Campbell about his decision for an hour and a half, the family members "got up and walked out."

Brostrom and other family members will continue to press Congress to hold hearings into what they see as mistakes made by the chain of command in the battle of Wanat, he said.

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