Another Soldier Spurned by Army Dies of Apparent Suicide

For a U.S. Army where failures to treat soldiers with substance abuse problems have been linked to suicides, Georgia National Guard Spc. Stephen Akins was another tragedy waiting to happen.

Scans showing brain scars and a history of seizures, combat blast exposure and suicide attempts were indisputable evidence that despite erratic behavior that led to punishable infractions, the soldier needed a medical retirement that would offer a smooth transition from the Army to the care of the VA, his lawyer and psychiatrist argued.

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Another Soldier Spurned by Army Dies of Apparent Suicide

For a U.S. Army where failures to treat soldiers with substance abuse problems have been linked to suicides, Georgia National Guard Spc. Stephen Akins was another tragedy waiting to happen.

Scans showing brain scars and a history of seizures, combat blast exposure and suicide attempts were indisputable evidence that despite erratic behavior that led to punishable infractions, the soldier needed a medical retirement that would offer a smooth transition from the Army to the care of the VA, his lawyer and psychiatrist argued.

To read the full original article, click here.

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