Sunday, December 29, 2013
For many years--from the early weeks of our invasion of Iraq until about 2009--I wrote often about the suicides of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, or back home when they returned. For a long time I was among the very few reporting these tragic stories and clamoring for more support of damaged souls. (My book So Wrong for So Long includes some of these stories.) Today a mother who lost a son in this way sent me a note after she read one of my old reports. Seems like I should post the link where she writes about her "Randy Pete" here. Of course, the suicides go on, even as the U.S. toll in battle declines.
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch