Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow said she has not seen her husband’s body since he died and wants answers on how he died in Niger.
“I wanna know why it took them 48 hours to find my husband,” Myeshia Johnson said on “Good Morning America.” “Why couldn’t I see my husband? Every time I asked to see my husband they wouldn’t let me.”
Johnson said she was told that her husband is in a “severe wrap” so she cannot see his body, but she thinks she should be able to confirm that her husband is in the casket.
“I don’t know nothing — they won’t show me a finger, a hand,” she explained. “I need to see him so I know that’s my husband. … I don’t know what’s in that box — it could be empty for all I know. But I need to see my husband.”
The White House said that the Pentagon is investigating how Sgt. Johnson and three other soldiers died in Niger.