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The race to know

On June 7, 2010, five members of the 2-327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division were killed in Afghanistan. Too anxious to wait for formal notification from the U.S. military, the officers' spouses used social media to determine who died and who survived.

Graphic shows officers' spouses used social media to determine who died and who survived.

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