Clay Hunt: A Particularly Poignant - But Uncounted - Casualty of War
Clay Hunt, a 28-year-old, much-decorated Marine veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who battled post-traumatic stress disorder after the deaths of four friends - and who became the face of the military's suicide prevention program - killed himself March 31. Hunt had a tattoo that quoted Tolkien: "Not all those who wander are lost." But now the military, facing soaring suicide rates, won't count him among the lost. They should, says his best friend; he gave his all to them.
“Part of Clay was killed in Iraq. Part of Clay was killed in Afghanistan and the rest of him was killed in Houston, Texas." - fellow Marine Jake Wood.