John Carrillo Jr., 20
He went down there, not to get killed in combat, you know, but to get killed in his own barracks. Was a shame, ya know, I mean.
— Paul Menchaca, uncle, to KFSN-TV in Fresno
Carrillo was one of two soldiers allegedly killed by a fellow American serviceman following a heated argument in Fallouja, west of Baghdad. Military spokesman Col. Barry Johnson said an argument erupted among the soldiers, and Spc. Neftaly Platero was suspected of grabbing his weapon and opening fire on his colleagues. Platero was arraigned Sept. 12, 2011 on two counts of premeditated murder and one count of attempted premeditated murder, and is awaiting trial in military court.