• Nineteen year-old Kelsey Sue Anderson  died at an Air Force Base in Guam from what the Army ruled a self-inflicted  shotgun wound 
  • Anderson’s parents claim she wasn’t  depressed in the days leading up to her death and have asked the Air Force for a  full report into their daughter’s ‘suicide’
  • Despite repeated requests the family has  not received any information from the Air Force
  • They have now filed a lawsuit against the  Air Force under the Freedom of Information Act

By  Ap Reporter

PUBLISHED: 23:58 EST, 5 July  2013 |  UPDATED: 23:58  EST, 5 July 2013

The grieving parents of a 19-year-old Idaho  woman who died serving her country thousands of miles from home say the US Air  Force won’t give them information about the circumstances of her  death.

Airman 1st Class Kelsey Sue Anderson died  June 9, 2011, at Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam, a U.S. territory  in the Pacific Ocean 3,300 miles west of Hawaii. The military has reported she  committed suicide.

But Chris and Adelia Sue Anderson, her  parents, filed a lawsuit last month in U.S. District Court to force the Air  Force to respond to their Freedom of Information Act request seeking more  information about how their daughter died.

The parents of Kelsey Sue Anderson (pictured here), 19,  

The parents of Kelsey Sue Anderson (pictured here), 19,  who reportedly committed suicide while serving on an Air Force base in Guam,  contest that she was not depressed in the days leading up to her death are have  filed a suit for more information

 

The Andersons say their daughter, an avid  soccer player and horseback rider who worked in her hometown’s flower shop  before joining the military, was unhappy with her job as a security guard on  Guam but neither distraught nor depressed in their final contacts days before  her death.

 

The arrival of an Air Force colonel at their  home, accompanied by local sheriff’s officers from Clearwater County, to relay  the terrible news was a bolt from the blue, they say.

‘We just want to know what happened,’ said  Chris Anderson, who with his wife runs a hunting outfitting business in  north-central Idaho’s forests, in an interview Wednesday. ‘We don’t care if it’s  good or bad, we just want closure so we can get on with our lives. It’s been two  years with no answers.’

According to their federal lawsuit, the US  Air Force told the Andersons in May 2012 an investigation into their daughter’s  death was complete.

Anderson, who the Army reports died from a self-inflicted gun wound, showed no signs of suicidal behavior in the days leading up to her death, her parents say 

Anderson, who the Army reports died from a  self-inflicted gun wound, showed no signs of suicidal behavior in the days  leading up to her death, her parents say

 

They expected to quickly receive a report  about what happened in an aircraft maintenance hangar that housed two B-2  bombers. That’s where they’d been told their daughter’s body was found the  morning of June 9 in a locked stall of a second-floor women’s bathroom, the  apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound from her own service  weapon.

Kelsey had been on Guam less than five  months.

When no documents arrived by August, however,  her parents contacted Idaho US Senator Jim Risch and filed a Freedom of  Information Act request with military offices in Virginia.

Despite repeated requests Anderson's (pictured her on her down time) parents say they have been denied an official report from the Air Force disclosing the details of their daughter's death 

Despite repeated requests Anderson’s (pictured her on  her down time) parents say they have been denied an official report from the Air  Force disclosing the details of their daughter’s death

 

Risch’s office received a letter from an Air  Force colonel in September, saying the investigation into Anderson’s death had  been closed but that it could take six months before her parents received a  response.

Months passed, however, and the Andersons say  they heard nothing. The Air Force didn’t respond to a formal appeal they filed  in May, either, according to their complaint. Now, they say, the Air Force is  violating federal law by failing to provide them with information, or tell them  why it’s exempt from disclosure.

‘They basically ignore us, like we don’t  exist,’ Chris Anderson said. ‘We’re her parents. We have the right to have an  answer.’

Anderson's parents say she had plans for her future and just want to know how she died so they can get closure and move on with their lives 

Anderson’s parents say she had plans for her future and  just want to know how she died so they can get closure and move on with their  lives

 

Contacted by the Associated Press, Air Force  officials said requests about the case must come from Kelsey Sue Anderson’s  family.

Risch aides were unaware the matter remains  unresolved and pledged to contact the Air Force again if Anderson’s parents want  additional help. ‘We can certainly go back in and inquire on the case,’ said  Brad Hoaglun, the senator’s spokesman in Boise.

Adelia Sue Anderson recalled last seeing her  daughter at Christmas in 2010, two months before she shipped out to Guam. Though  Guam would be 17 time zones and worlds away from Orofino, Kelsey was looking  forward to its warm climate and beaches.

Anderson's (seen here in happier days) parents have filed a Federal lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act seeking information about their daughter's alleged suicide 

Anderson’s (seen here in happier days) parents have  filed a Federal lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act seeking information  about their daughter’s alleged suicide

 

She had a plan. After winning $72,000 in  college GI Bill assistance, she told her parents she wanted to serve her country  for four years and then go to college, possibly to earn a degree as a  veterinarian’s assistant. It was also a chance for her to write a new chapter in  the family’s history of military service: Her father, uncles and grandfathers  had served.

‘She was the first girl, between my family  and the Anderson family, who ever went into the service,’ Adelia Sue Anderson  said. ‘She wanted to put her time in, get her money for an education, and then  go on with her life.’

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