The life of soldier Morgan Robinson whose only dream was to serve the country and be part of the military ended way too soon because of the sexual assault she endured during deployment.
Today, her grieving mother, Debbie, is looking for the answers and asks for those responsible to be punished for forcing her daughter into taking her own life.
Megan was looking forward to her first deployment in Kuwait as she knew she would serve her country, but the joy was soon replaced with agony. “When she was in Kuwait, she was sexually assaulted and continually harassed by one of her superiors,” Debbie said. Morgan reported the abuse, but the Army remained both blind and deaf.
After Kuwait, Morgan was sent to Afghanistan. There, she undergone another abuse. This time, she was gang-raped by a group of soldiers and was again left traumatized.
“She was very scared. Because they threatened her, number one. And number two, she knew that it wouldn’t go anywhere. Nothing happened in Kuwait with the sexual assault and the harassment, so why would they do something, you know, in Afghanistan?” mother Debbie explained.
Not being able to cope with the emotional agony she suffered as a result of the abuse, Morgan killed herself. “You pray that it — that’s not how it’s going to end up,” mom Debbie said. “It wasn’t a matter of ‘if.’ It was a matter of ‘when.’”
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After an investigation was launched, Debbie got a copy of it. “I just didn’t understand how they could actually stand there and look me in the eyes, and hand that to me,” she said of the heavily redacted pages.
She then noticed one of the passages read, “Sergeant Robinson suffered sexual, physical, and psychological trauma while deployed. The sequela of this trauma was a factor in her death.”
Debbie knows things could take a different turn if only the Army did something after her daughter’s reports. But they stayed silent and let her life end. “The military. The way they did not handle what happened,” the grieving mother said. “They can’t police their self. How can you investigate yourself? You can’t.”
The failure to handle Morgan’s sexual abuse led to a young life being taken away. “And to think that that’s what took her life. That’s what broke her. They wanted her body. And they took her soul.”
Take a look at Debbie’s emotional interview in the video below.