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Why Did the Army Lie about the death of Vidor's Kamisha Block? She was murdered

21 June 2008 at 7:40:17 PM

Saw this through E&P in the Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise.

After Kamisha Block, 20, of Vidor died last August in Iraq, her family was told she was a victim of friendly fire, shot in the chest in a non-combat incident.

A few days after the Army notified the family, they told the Blocks some of the truth - Spc. Block had been murdered.

It took the family another six months to find out the details of her slaying, including the real name of the man who shot her.

"It's been hard to move on, because we feel justice has not been done. They failed her, and they certainly haven't treated us fairly," Jane Block said from her Vidor home.

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1 - rudy   22 Sep 2008 @ 3:44:54 PM 

This is the samething they (Army) did to CPL Pat Tillmans parents.  Spc Block was murdered by SSG Norris when he found out she was pregnant.  Everyone in her unit was told to shut up just like they did with CPL Tillmans unit.  SSG Norris was married and knew he would be Court Martialed for having the affair with a Lower Enlisted Person and also now that she was pregnant.  She confided in him that she was going to keep the baby and he went balistic.  He shot her in the chest and then stood over her and shot her in the head.  He then turned the weapon on himself.

Thats the story that the Army is keeping secret, just like they did with CPL Tillman.

2 - anonymous   4 Dec 2008 @ 10:51:05 AM 

The Block situation came about because of the NCO's, etc, above them who should not have been in the line of work they were. They were not good leaders nor good to soldiers. But they are gone now thankfully.

3 - Anonymous   25 Feb 2009 @ 9:47:13 PM  In reaction to comment number two your information is not correct.

4 - Anonymous   27 Feb 2009 @ 7:00:59 AM  I just wanted to say, as a medic who worked on both Block and Norris at Witmer TMC that day it is an unfortunate event that is not uncommon in the military. I can speak for each medic and physician present that day that the murder/suicide is still very clear in our minds and haunts us. I was called from my room for another emergency only when I arrived I saw a beautiful girl whose life was wrongfully ended too soon by a coward who could not take responsibility for his actions.

5 - salon   27 Feb 2009 @ 12:50:06 PM 

Thanks Anonymous. I'm glad to read from a person with a strong conscience!

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6 - anonymous   9 Mar 2009 @ 4:49:40 AM  As an iraq veteran, paramedic, and industrial fireman, i have seen chaos at is peak and know for a fact that somethings haunt the best of everyone and if this is why the man shot the poor women it to me is a sorry excuse. If you are haveing those kind of problems you need to seek help imediatly. The military does a terrible job of communicateing this but you need to.

7 - danij   24 Mar 2009 @ 7:44:17 PM  i went to a web page that talked about how great SSG Norris' was. this was before the truth came out. even after the truth came out his family and friends still called him a hero. unbelievable. this fool was married with children and acted that way? wonder if he was a control freak to his wife and prior girlfriends. the upper ranking soldiers in his chain of command should feel guilty for condoning his behavior. they played a part in blocks' death i am in the military and i have never heard of this story. i found it from a link of PFC Lavena Johnson. i had never heard of lavena's story until i was doing research about sexual assault in the military. in a few weeks i will send a letter to the President of the US, my congressman and the FBI. i will also send it to about 80 different people of importance. i have found out a secret that leadership has been getting away with when it comes to sexual assault, harrassment, etc....1 out of 3 females and 1out of 10 males. our secrets of hiding sex predators is worse than the catholic church. for those of you who have fallen victim or know of victims who deaths have been covered up by the military; just remember.... "a lie can never live," justice delayed does not mean justice denied, when more than one person knows a secret, it is no longer considered a secret; the truth will eventually prevail

8 - amanda   15 Jul 2009 @ 12:44:41 AM 

OK first off Kamisha wasnt pregnant i am a lifelong friend of hers who joined the military with her in 2005 i have read all the reports and have faced her parents and leadership on all aspects of this tragic loss, it is very sad and her family is still going through it today, i lost my best friend because of him but i also gained a new look on our military, they didnt help kamisha one bit in fact they made it worse for her, when your in the military and you have a problem they make you feel like you are a wimp or a quitter for lack of better words because you want to talk to a chaplain or anyone who might be able to help you, so most soldiers keep there issues and problems to there self which makes matters worse.......now that i have been to iraq and now im in the states its hard to deal with everyday life you leave a piece of your heart over there and youll never get it back.....ill never forget the day i had to see my best friend in a casket all because the army couldnt help out a soldier in need and get SSG Norris out of the army....kamisha was good soldier and a great friend and i want people to know that yes she dated a married man and yes she might have done things she shouldnt have but she was a female serving her country and her life was taken away too soon..... thank you all for positive comments but those who have negative ones im sorry you feel that way....i am trying to put out awarness to the people who dont fully understand military rules and regulations, and to show soldiers that u can confide in someone and let someone know what is going on so we dont have to lose another soldier to a situation like this........i do want to thank everyone who was at the funeral and people who sat out by the road to salute a fallen comrade...... Thanks Amanda

9 - anonymous   16 Jan 2010 @ 8:50:10 AM 

Im sadden to here of this tragic death of a young woman wanting to keep her baby (as she had a right to do) having her life and the life of her unborn child snuffed out. This Norris is a murderer. And He will stand accountable to his maker.  His funeral was sad. He was not allowed a full military funeral (rightfully so). Only a few old vetrans came from the area to show support.

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