Chicago Tribune: The Life and Death of an Iraq Vet

Jessica Stites

The Chicago Tribune profiles Anthony Wagner, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder caused by his stint in Iraq. Wagner, who became an active protestor against the war, died due to a suspected heroin overdose in November.Read more about the suicide epidemic among vets – and the battle many are waging to demand better mental healthcare – in a piece by Rebecca Burns from the August issue of In These Times.

Jessica Stites is Executive Editor of In These Times, where she runs the Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting and edits stories on labor, neoliberalism, Wall Street, immigration, mass incarceration and racial justice, among other topics. Before joining ITT, she worked at Ms. magazine and George Lakoff’s Rockridge Institute. Her writing has been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Ms., Bitch, Jezebel, The Advocate and AlterNet. She is board secretary of the Chicago Reader and a former Chicago Sun-Times board member.

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