Fragging. It is a term that has seldom been heard in a generation. It means “To wound or kill a fellow soldier by throwing a grenade or similar explosive at the victim”
During the Vietnam War there were hundreds of so-called fragging incidences.
Last week the term re-entered the headlines when U.S. Army Sgt. Asan Akbar was detained on charges that he threw grenades into tents where his colleagues slept, killing a captain instantly and injuring 15 other members of the 101st Airborne Division, one of whom later died.
- Imam Abdul Karim Hasan, is the imam of the Los Angeles mosque where Asan Akbar worshipped as a teenager.
- Luke Hiken, who is on the steering committee of Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild. He has studied “fragging” cases extensively.
- Earl Ofari Hutchinson, author and columnist. He is the author of nine books including “The Crisis in Black and Black. He recently wrote the “Army 'Fragging'–Racial Tension Back in Spotlight”