Friday, November 20, 2015

2,500 Fort Hood Soldiers Diagnosed with PTSD in 2014

Response by police to troubled vets must improve
Killeen Daily Herald
Jacob Brooks Herald staff writer
November 19, 2015
Officials at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center said that in the last fiscal year, about 2,500 Fort Hood troops returning from deployment were diagnosed with PTSD.
The news broke Monday that an Army veteran who spent years stationed at Fort Hood — and deployed three times to war zones — died as a result of homicide, according to the autopsy report.

To be specific, Killeen police shot and killed Titus Latchison, a 13-year Army veteran who settled in Killeen following his time in the Army. He was also a father, husband and son. That said, he was also a troubled veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Coupled with traumatic experiences he went through in war, Latchison also had trouble with his marriage and keeping a job when he left the Army.

His once-structured life in the Army slowly and steadily unraveled, hitting rock bottom on April 4, 2014.
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Death of Titus Latchison Ruled Homicide