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A stunning post from an Army wife

"If you are reading this, you should know that I am dead. At least I hope I’m dead. It would be awful to fail at your own suicide." So began an April 11th blog post by a woman at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, who chronicled her life in "(Mis)Adventures of an Army Wife." According to ...

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"If you are reading this, you should know that I am dead. At least I hope I'm dead. It would be awful to fail at your own suicide."

So began an April 11th blog post by a woman at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, who chronicled her life in "(Mis)Adventures of an Army Wife." According to her account, her husband, an Army officer, deployed to Afghanistan with the Stryker brigade that had so much trouble with alleged war crimes and poor leadership, but was in a rear echelon job. He came home and drank extremely heavily, taking no pleasure in life. Eventually, after both went through suicidal episodes, he told her the marriage was over.

She apparently survived the attempt, and is now hospitalized, according to this update posted by her mother.

"If you are reading this, you should know that I am dead. At least I hope I’m dead. It would be awful to fail at your own suicide."

So began an April 11th blog post by a woman at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, who chronicled her life in "(Mis)Adventures of an Army Wife." According to her account, her husband, an Army officer, deployed to Afghanistan with the Stryker brigade that had so much trouble with alleged war crimes and poor leadership, but was in a rear echelon job. He came home and drank extremely heavily, taking no pleasure in life. Eventually, after both went through suicidal episodes, he told her the marriage was over.

She apparently survived the attempt, and is now hospitalized, according to this update posted by her mother.

(HT to AB)

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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