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Warren

In memory of Bob Squires

My closest high school friend committed suicide after a tour in Vietnam and a brief marriage. He was a medic and saw the horrors of war on a daily basis and was forever changed. The last time I saw him, he was deeply disturbed but putting up a strong front. He moved out west, and a few years later, my mother told me about his suicide.

To this day, I still feel the pain of losing Bob. Yet I am not alone. A few of Bob’s high school friends continue to grieve as we remember Bob via social media. In the end, there is only loss and sadness.

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