The Survivors Gather

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This weekend, relatives of many of the U.S. troops who have killed themselves in the suicide epidemic gripping the American military are gathering in San Diego. They’re coming together to support one another and figure out how to move on with life. It’s the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors’ National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors.

Leslie McCaddon and Rebecca Morrison, whose Army-officer husbands committed suicide in March, will both be there. We featured their compelling experiences  in our July cover story on Army suicides. We’ve asked them to share some thoughts on this unusual get-together on Battleland in the coming days.

They are two wonderful, and wonderfully strong, women. The session, TAPS says, is designed to Remember the Love, Celebrate the Life, Share the Journey. We thank Leslie and Rebecca for sharing with us.