Unmedicated, uncounseled and alone – his death was preventable. The stigma he harbored about asking for help would eventually claim his life. He died penniless and bed-ridden inside a state institution, the victim of a stroke brought on by his refusal to eat, drink or move as his mental illness consumed him. As I’ve reflected on his life, I continue to see unfortunate similarities between his struggles and those experienced by so many sailors.
The Crossroads of Special Operations