Add the VA Fallen to Your Memorial Day Remembrances
PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) -- Congratulations, mainstream America: You're finally angry about dead U.S. servicemen and women.
Of course, it's strictly for political reasons. Isn't it always? Veterans Day celebrations come and go with a whimper but Veterans For Peace and Swift Boat Veterans For Truth get a hero's welcome from party committees.
This Memorial Day we can talk about soldier suicides like that of of 23-year-old Marine Lance Corporal Jeffrey Michael Lucey of Belchertown, Mass., an Iraq veteran who killed himself after struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder as I wrote about five years ago. We can talk about 21-year-old Army Specialist Adam Kuligowski -- who took his rifle into a bathroom stall at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and shot himself on April 6, 2009 -- and his woeful lack of care and supervision.
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