The Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC) is shocked by the murder of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, a soldier from Houston who was stationed at Ft. Hood in Texas. We send our heartfelt sympathy to Vanessa’s family who are suffering from this devastating loss.
We call for a Congressional investigation of this murder as well as the murder of other young women serving in the military. The long-term problem of sexual harassment, mistreatment and murder of women in the military is made abundantly clear in the documentary film, “The Silent Truth”.
The Army personnel and anyone involved in the murder of Vanessa must be held accountable for this horrific crime. However, military commanders at the highest level who have allowed this criminal behavior to exist must also be held accountable.
HPJC discourages all young women from enlisting in the U.S. Military until strong action is taken to prevent them from being sexually harassed and murdered.
David Atwood, HPJC Board Member, 832-693-5710
Jeff Reese, HPJC President, 832-244-3814