Tuesday, January 30, 2007
His Battle Is Over
Crosses at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake, Minn., reflect off the glass of a framed photograph of Marine Jonathan Schulze during his funeral services Saturday. Schulze tried to live with the nightmares and grief he brought home after serving in Iraq, but it overwhelmed him. He didn't get the help he needed to survive, his family claims. Schulze committed suicide four days after telling Veterans Administration workers he was thinking about killing himself, his father and stepmother said. The VA declined to comment.
We've got to remember that so many of the men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan are young people with limited life experiences. They have a warrior's heart, but their youth hasn't prepared them for the horrors of war. We must love and care for them when they return from battle.
Posted by Steve Ramos at 10:14 AM