From the October 2017 magazine.

Coming Home

The death of a fellow veteran reminds one member of how AA helps combat his loneliness

My company recently hired a military veteran for a second-shift position, replacing someone about to retire. The vet was on the job about three months when we got the news that he was found dead in his home. The rumor was that he had shot himself. It was a tragedy and I felt somehow a little guilty. I had met this vet casually in the halls at work. Now, I can only feel his loneliness and wish I had made some connection with him.

Being a vet myself, this man’s death stirred some feelings and I started talking to a coworker about coming home from war. 

-- Kurt S.

Farmington, Conn., USA

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