Battling the Storm Within

Friday, March 6, 2015

Air Force veteran’s suicide sheds light on female soldiers and PTSD

It’s a chilling statistic: Twenty-two United States veterans commit suicide a day, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The latest victim: Thirty-year-old Air Force Reserve Capt. Jamie Brunette. Brunette, the youngest of five children from Milwaukee, had served two tours of duty in Afghanistan during her 11-year Air Force career. On Feb. 9, police in Tampa, Fla., found her dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Yahoo News’ Bianna Golodryga sat down with two of Brunette’s friends at a gathering this week to honor Brunette’s memory and raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder, something Brunette’s friends say was hard for her to talk about.

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1 comment:

Serra Scannell said...

So sad! Her poor family and friends. We need to stop the wars and violence! So senseless really. Seems like our Government Keeps the wars going for their own profit and greed.