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Chinatown street renamed for Danny Chen

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Pvt. Danny Chen,19, who was killed Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The U.S. Army says eight American soldiers have been charged in connection with the Oct. 3 death of a fellow soldier in southern Afghanistan. In a statement, the military said the eight soldiers from Chen's company faced charges ranging from dereliction of duty, assault, negligent homicide and involuntary manslaughter. Chen was found in a guard tower in Kandahar province with what the Army described at the time as "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound." He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)

A street in Chinatown is about to be renamed to honor a U.S soldier who committed suicide in Afghanistan after he was the victim of bullying.

The City Council Transportation Committee approving renaming Elizabeth Street between Canal and Bayard to Danny Chen Way.

The 19-year-old private killed himself in 2011, two months into his deployment to Afghanistan.

He was brutally hazed for being Chinese-American.

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