Saturday, July 14, 2018

Who hears veterans scream before public suicides?

How much louder to they have to scream?
Combat PTSD Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
July 14, 2018

Last year veterans were facing off with law enforcement almost every week, maybe even more, but while these reports should have been national news, they were ignored.

Oh well, it is just so much easier to just use a number as if that is supposed to make any difference to the men and women screaming for help to stay alive.

When veterans commit suicide in a very public way, that is exactly what it is. Oh, not help for themselves. They have already made up their minds it is too late for them. They are screaming for someone to do something to help the other veterans! Like these;
(UPDATE: Added more from this year)

January 4, 2018
1 Clinton Michigan
Veteran committed suicide at East Olive Elementary School

February 2, 2018
2 Texas
Army veteran dead after SWAT Standoff 

March 9, 2018
3 Yountville California
Veteran and hostages dead at PTSD program

March 12, 2018
Vietnam veteran committed suicide in Sheridan Police Department Parking lot after calling dispatch to let them know where he was.

March 13, 2018
Joint Base Lewis McChord Airman committed suicide after killing his family.

March 22, 2018
6 Waterbury 
Suicide by cop, Marine veteran

Suicide by Cop: Duane served in the Air Force for 16 years, completing three tours overseas. March 23, 2018

Soldier dead after standoff at Aberdeen Proving Ground

March 23, 2018
Air Force Veteran dead after police were called to help him.

March 26, 2018
9 St. Louis
62 year old veteran committed suicide in John Cochran VA Medical Center waiting room

April 3, 2018
10 Boynton Beach

11 76 year old Vietnam veteran committed suicide in Boynton City Hal parking lot. Not first time this happened. 

It happened last year in Amarillo Texas when a veteran shot himself in front of the VA hospital.

May 17, 2018
12 Airman at Cannon Air Force Base found dead in Ned Houk Park

June 13, 2018
13 Fort Knox 
21 year old Private committed public suicide at Clarksville High School after he stole a gun.

June 19, 2018
14 Kansas
Vietnam veteran committed suicide at in the VA emergency room.

June 23, 2018
15 Colorado Springs

Hours after being discharged from a mental health treatment facility, 38-year-old disabled veteran Lee Cole hiked into a wilderness area in southwest Colorado Springs with a backpack and the cellphone on which he planned to record his final message.
June 26 2018
16 Georgia
Navy Veteran set himself on fire in front of Georgia Capitol protesting the VA system. 

Not first time this happened. It also happened in New Jersey last year.

June 27, 2018
17 Norfolk Navy Yard
Sailor walked into helicopter blade, death ruled suicide.

July 10, 2018
18 Alabama
Air Force veteran shot family, and himself after setting house on fire.

19 Chicago Police Officer and Marine veteran committed suicide in parking lot of police station.

July 14, 2018
20 Phoenix AZ
Veteran shot himself inside the VA Hospital Chapel 

Not the first times since it happened last year when a 33 year old veteran shot himself at the VA.

Those are just from the reports I found in the last hour.

Sgt. Dave Matthews did a special feature on this. 
Remember the Fallen
Listen to "Remember the Fallen" on Speaker. And yes, I added my two cents too!

August 2018
21 Employee found dead inside Topeka VA Medical Center office
A Veterans Affairs employee died Tuesday morning inside an administrative office at Topeka’s Colmery O’Neil VA Medical Center. Joe Burks, spokesman for the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, said the employee died of an apparent suicide.
22 Suicide in Mishawaka VA parking lot puts spotlight on veteran mental health crisis
A veteran shot himself yesterday in the parking lot of the VA Health Care Center in Mishawaka -- dead from an apparent suicide.

November 2018 
23 Gunshot in lobby of Nashville VA Medical Center


24 Bay Pines VA Hospital Parking Lot
On Dec. 10, retired Marine Col. Jim Turner put on his dress uniform and medals and drove to the Bay Pines Department of Veterans Affairs complex. He got out of his truck, sat down on top of his military records and took his own life with a rifle.

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