Saturday, July 22, 2006

MOTHER OF SUICIDE VET FLIES OLD GLORY UPSIDE DOWN

Four months after returning home from Iraq, Army reservist Jason Cooper hanged himself. And not even 'patriotic' entreaties or vandalism will stop his mother from flying the flag upside down.
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Terri Jones lost her son Jason Cooper just over a year ago.

He was an Army Reservist in the Iraq War.

On July 14, 2005, four months after returning home to Iowa, he hanged himself.

He was 23.
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Now a member of Gold Star Families for Peace, Jones says she’s “forming a subchapter support group to help with military families who’ve had a suicide” after their loved one returned home.

“So far we know of about 70” such tragedies, she says.
Read the whole article: MOTHER OF SUICIDE VET FLIES OLD GLORY UPSIDE DOWN ~ Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive ~ July 18, 2006

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