I was contacted this week by a family member of WO McNeil who informed me that a comment I made in my post concerning the McNeil's marital status was incorrect. I had been informed by two independent sources that they were divorced. This was a mistake. I have edited the original version of the post and expressed my most personal and sincere apology for the error.
My extended family has also experienced the heartbreak and shock associated with suicide. I am entirely sympathetic to the situation of all military families who are suffering and hope my analysis can provide some insight into why this happens.