60 Minutes: Military Suicides
Suicide is among the leading causes of death for military service members, surpassing those who died in combat in 2009. Veteran suicides are up to an estimated 22 per day. To illustrate one of their stories, Byron Pitts reported on “The Life and Death of Clay Hunt.” Though there has been some talk about mental health care surrounding gun control debates, it seems like it mental health is also a critical service for those leaving military duty.
60 Minutes: Clay Hunt Haiti
Clay Hunt, who loved being a Marine, had been out of the service for two years at the time of his death. But Pitts reported that Hunt was “a casualty of war.” At age 27, he had ambitions to change the world for the better.