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Carol

In memory of Kevin

My son was an Army veteran, 29 years old, when he took his life with a gun. He had experienced severe depression and had attempted suicide with pills and alcohol once before. Fortunately, I was able to get 911 assistance, and he was hospitalized in time to save his life. However, with a gun, there is no second chance, so three days after Christmas 1994, he ended his life.

The world lost a handsome, intelligent, loving person, and I lost my youngest child and only son. There are no words to describe the agony of losing your child. I post this to emphasize the importance of removing guns from the home when someone is depressed or has suicidal tendencies. I had no knowledge that there was a gun in my home.

Missing Kevin forever.

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