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Soldier's suicide illustrates problems in military psychiatric care

Tapping into hundreds of pages of medical records, Meg Kissinger of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel told the story of Iraq vet James Weigl, who committed suicide soon after his return to Wisconsin. Kissinger’s reporting identified numerous mistakes and missed warning signs – by the Army and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Milwaukee. For example, Weigl had at least two medical conditions that should have disqualified him from serving in the first place.


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