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When suicide hits a Family

By Maj. Kelli Hooke
Army News Service

The last day of school of my freshman year in high school, I woke up to the phone ringing. It was very early and I heard my mom’s voice talking to the person on the other end.

“No, he’s not here. He should be there already. I’ll go check the roads and see if his car broke down and get back with you. Thank you,” she said.

She then came back to my room and explained that dad didn’t make it to work so she was going to go drive his route and find him. She needed me to be up by the phone in case he called and then to get everyone ready for school if she was not back by then. So, I did just that. Mom did not get back in time, so we all got…     Read More...