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Thursday, March 24, 2005

This Is Sad...

This report from WTNH in Hartford discusses the apparent suicide of a Sailor stationed on USS Seawolf (SSN 21), currently undergoing SRA at Electric Boat in Groton. Initial reports are that he was standing Roving Security Watch when he shot himself. This is the second suicide that I've heard of recently on board a submarine; I don't think that makes it a trend, but I'm sure the Sub Force is taking a round turn on the issue to try to keep it from becoming one...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

From an article in today's (25 Mar 05) New London Day:
"It would be the fourth suicide in 13 months of a Groton-based sailor in his 20s or younger.
"Last September, a sailor off the USS Jimmy Carter killed himself during a visit to Providence; last July, a sailor jumped off the Gold Star Memorial Bridge and drowned; and in February 2004, a 19-year-old sailor at the Naval Submarine Base killed himself."

RM1(SS) (ret)

3/25/2005 8:51 PM


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