Monday, July 12, 2010
A Moment of Silence
I would like to take a moment of silence for a soldier who died this weekend at Ft. Wainwright. The official report right now is that he died from a fatal gunshot wound in the barracks. My husband was able to elaborate on it since the newspaper went out yesterday. This young man committed suicide with an unauthorized weapon check out. Please pray for his family in their time of grief. I do not know yet if he was suffering from PTSD but I do know that he recently came home from war and was suffering from depression. Please continue to bring awareness to this hole in our soldiers' safety. I know the programs are out there for them to get help, but the stigma is still very strong. Let us all pray that it becomes easier for soldiers to get the help they need without feeling like they "had better not" lest they get made fun of or feel as though they are thought less of as a soldier.