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A young man we know contemplated suicide on Saturday night. Fortunately, this time, he was stopped.

He did his four years active duty and then joined the National Guard. He loved military service.

But at this point, nearly 10 years later, the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that he had successfully hidden from everyone have become too much.

With letters from doctors advising the Guard to release him from his final year of obligation for medical reasons, they did not. Thus, forced to report to two weeks of duty, he broke down. In a military uniform on a military base brought the unspoken horrors of war too close.

He is sitting in a locked military unit now. Everything he holds dear at risk.

We hear so much about how our military and our government care about our soldiers, yet when they are in trouble, who cares.

This country has little value if it will not stand up for those who have stood up for us.

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