The death of a Muslim soldier’s son in North Carolina has become a key issue for a group that is suing the military in Kansas.
Eight-month-old Lachlan Agee died May 3 at Fort Bragg, and officials suspect sudden infant death syndrome. His father, Pfc. Eli Agee, is stationed there. Mackenzie Agee says she tried repeatedly to get routine medical appointments for her baby over several months and couldn’t. He was born premature in September 2007.
She believes the family was mistreated because it is Muslim. Post officials say they don’t condone discrimination, and an inspector general is considering a complaint.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation says the case is relevant to its federal lawsuit in Kansas.