Sunday’s column is on one more aspect of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — the wave of suicides killing our returned soldiers. The numbers have more than doubled in five years, despite ramped up treatment and help by the Veterans Administration.
Interestingly, I just found a guest commentary by Tammy Duckworth, deputy secretary of veterans affairs, who was horribly wounded as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq. Her commentary say much the same as my column, and may be found here (click.) Written as it is, by one who has been there, it probably pulls more weight.
Her column is good, noting the horrible toll our veterans pay — 18 suicides a day among veterans, in addition to all the active duty.
I also found at least one of the comments posted under her editorial so abhorent I was tempted to report it as objectionable to the Washington Post, but decided to let the idiot show the world what scum he is himself. Sadly, people like that, who think anyone who is wounded and admits it is a whiner, are all too common.
Have a safe weekend.