A St. Louis native now must wait his fate after a nine-day legal hearing over the friendly-fire bombing of Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan in April. Illinois Air National Guard pilot Harry Schmidt and a fellow pilot face the possibility of court-martial after enduring nine days of testimony taken at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. Schmidt dropped the bomb that killed four Canadians and wounded eight. The pilots had mistaken the Canadian training exercise as Taliban fire. The Commander of the 8th Air Force, Lieutenant General Bruce Carlson, will decide the punishment.
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