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GI's family sues hotel where he died

January 22, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

The family of a soldier whose disappearance set off a widespread search before his body was found inside a room-sized hotel air conditioner has sued the hotel for $10 million.

Army Spc. Robert Hornbeck, 23, bled to death April 16 at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto after being struck by fan blades in the air conditioner blower room. His body was found nearly two weeks after he disappeared.

Hornbeck had returned to Georgia from a yearlong tour in Iraq and was to have completed his military service just days after he was found dead.

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