Military Suicides

Thank you for shining a spotlight on this terrible problem ["Why Can't the Army Win the War on Suicide?" July 23]. My son, who had back-to-back deployments to Iraq, attempted suicide twice, the first time in Iraq and the second at Fort Bragg, where the mental-health care he received was substandard, to say the least. The climate on base was, essentially, to suck it up. I told his superior officer I would sue him if he let my son die on his watch. His response: "Be sure to spell my name right." Those who vowed to defend our...

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