Suicide rates among U.S. veterans now occur at an alarming rate. More than 150 have occurred so far this year among active duty members of the various branches.
With the U.S. attempting to wind down two wars, veterans are returning home to bleak economic prospects. But a large number of the suicides are committed by soldiers who never deployed.
Former marine Anthony Swofford, who fought in the first Gulf War and wrote the best selling book, Jarhead, joins the show to share some insight on the high suicide rates in the military.
Anthony Swofford is a former marine and author of the best selling book "Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles." His newest book "Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir" was released on June 5th.