- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at email@example.com.
The widow of an Army officer who killed himself concludes:
People say suicide doesn’t end the pain, it just passes it on to someone else. Well, it isn’t just “someone else.” It’s the spouse, kids, parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, friends, colleagues, and classmates — everyone whose heart has ever been a part of your life. And the pain doesn’t just pass along, it multiplies by every person who has ever loved you.
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