"They wouldn't let me talk to him," she said, referring to the day her son shot himself. "I know if he was able to see me he wouldn't have done it," claimed the mother of a Veteran in an Air Force Times article.
According to a Veterans Affairs report this spring, a veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes. More than 6,500 suicides have occurred since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began. For every service member who dies in battle, 25 veterans die by their own hands.