Veterans: More Victims of Viet Nam

More Victims of Viet Nam

Although Michael Dean, 43, never saw combat, he served two tours of duty in Indochina and "was always talking Viet Nam," said a neighbor in Lebanon, N.H. Last week Dean's obsession took a tragic turn. In an apparent murder- suicide pact with Caroline Hull, his lover and the widow of another vet, Dean killed himself, Hull and her three children. "We the veterans, widows and children of veterans are a forgotten group," said a suicide note. Coincidentally, a study just published by the New England Journal of Medicine reports that Viet Nam-era veterans are 86% more likely to commit suicide than...

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