GRITtv Interview: Stop-Loss Killed Me

By: Tuesday May 27, 2008 5:04 pm

Iraq War veteran Kris Goldsmith had the grim job of working as a photo-documentarian for US Military intelligence on the ground in Iraq. I talk with Kris about his experiences in Iraq, and the consequences of stop-loss back home.

GRITtv: Suicides May Exceed Combat Deaths? Here’s Why

By: Wednesday May 21, 2008 5:00 pm

As the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs was holding a hearing on veterans’ healthcare, we sat down with Iraq vet Kris Goldsmith of Long Island who chose to take his own life rather than be “stop-lossed.” Kris puts a face on the latest, horrific, government statistic, namely, that deaths from suicide may exceed combat deaths among soldiers who’ve served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Watch this interview sitting down, then get up and DO SOMETHING.

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