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Women who served in the Armed Forces are sharing their harrowing stories of how they were sexually assaulted and harassed while on duty, using the hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillen.
Private First-Class Guillen, 20, has been missing for two months and was last seen at the Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas on April 22. She disappeared shortly after she told her family she was being sexually harassed by an unnamed sergeant and felt unsafe.
On Monday, a group of 30 volunteers searching for Guillen near the base discovered human remains and items believed to be linked to her.
Following her disappearance and public outcry, the 3rd Cavalry Regiment commander ordered an investigation into Guillen's allegations that she was sexually harassed at the base.
During the desperate search for Guillen, soldiers and veterans are sharing their own accounts, calling out sexual harassment in the Army.
Women in the Armed Forces are sharing how they were sexually assaulted and harassed while serving, using the hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillen. The 20-year-old soldier disappeared from the Fort Hood base in Texas in April after telling her family a sergeant sexually harassed her
'My name is Morgan and #IAMVANESSAGUILLEN I was 18. It was at my first duty station. He was 45. "It’s just because you’re fresh meat." "It will stop eventually." "You’ll get a dishonorable discharge if you snitch," Your voice will not be silenced. #FindVanessaGuillen,' one veteran Coast Guard member shared on Twitter