Saturday, May 26, 2012

Military women and suicide: Home safe but not sound

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Edie Bailey was shocked when her doorbell rang at 6 a.m. on a Saturday and the somber faces of uniformed soldiers greeted her. She recognized the macabre scene played out in countless movies, but how could this be happening? Her foster daughter, Galina, was home from war, safe, and hunkered down at her military base in Hawaii.

Then one of the men spoke. Galina was dead, he told her. Wait. Pause. Dead? But she hadn't yet left for her second tour abroad.

"She shot herself in the head," Edie says now, the words even and detached. "She got into her car at the base and blew her brains out."

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