February 20, 2010 9:50 PM

Slain medic's parents blast Army missteps in deadly ambush

The 500-page report, two inches thick, rests on the table in Nikki Freitas' home. She can't bring herself to read it word for word, to anguish over every last detail of how her son, 22-year-old Navy Petty Officer James Layton, died in an ambush last September in Afghanistan's Ganjgal Valley.

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