brave men and women have worn and do wear the military uniform of the
United States of America. They put their lives at risk and have lost
their lives to protect our freedom, our loved ones and our right to
That’s five suicides of local troops that I know of in just the past few months -- young men who’ve returned here to Northern Michigan after one (or four or eight) tours -- and then find themselves unable to cope because they have no job, no grounding in the reality of civilian life, no support, and no one to talk to about what they’ve been through.