Family of local soldier killed in Alaska wants answers from Army

The north suburban family of a soldier, who died while stationed in Alaska, now has concerns about the circumstances leading up to his death.

On February 7th, 25-year-old Sgt. Okan Cetinbag, a solider from Morton Grove, was shot in the face at his home on an Alaska Army base.  He was in a coma for days and then taken off life support.

There were six colleagues in the house that day, plus Okan’s wife and young daughter.  His mother, Sevgi Yaylamis, believes they know what happened and aren’t telling authorities.  She says their stories don’t match.

Today Yaylamis buried her only son.  She says her son loved the military and received three Medals of Dedication, Excellence and Good Conduct.

Autopsy results haven’t been released and the army and department of defense aren’t releasing any details.