Veteran suicides a ‘personal’ issue for Salisbury VA Medical Center director
WBTV 3 News
By David Whisenant
January 22, 2019
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - By the time this day is over, 20 veterans are likely to have committed suicide, according to numbers released by the Veterans Administration.
Doing something to bring that number down has become a top priority of the VA, and of the director of the veterans hospital that serves the Charlotte area.
One of the people who had the biggest influence in the life of Salisbury VA Medical Center Director Joseph Vaughan, took his own life.
“He was actually the person that talked me into coming to work for the VA, so it’s very personal for me," Vaughn said.
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