By Angela Copeland (Contact)
To be delivered to: The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, Governor Rick Perry, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama
My name is Angela Copeland. My husband, Michael David Copeland, passed away in Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday, June 9, 2012, while he was working as an aircraft mechanic for a private military contractor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
We do not have details surrounding his death; neither the company he worked for, DynCorp, nor the U.S. State Department has been forthcoming with information.
Weeks have now passed since he died and his body is still not home. We've spoken with officials from the U.S. State Department. And we've spoken with Congress, but we still haven't seen results. Each agency wants to defer blame on to someone else as to why he hasn’t been brought back to the United States.
Can anyone tell me why an American citizen, a decorated Marine and National Guardsman, is being treated like this and why they won’t just bring him home? Michael David was a much loved husband, son, brother, grandson, uncle, step-father, cousin, and friend to so many. He doesn't deserve this.
My husband was a Texas resident for quite some time and his company was located in Texas, as well as numerous friends and family. I need your help to get to word out in Texas and across the country, and to put pressure on Texas legislators and the U.S. State Department to get Michael David home!
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