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In September 2003, U.S. Army Specialist Alyssa Peterson died by suicide in Tal Afar, Iraq. She had only been on deployment three months, and it took time before her brother Mitch was ready to look into her death. Now he says he owes it to her.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact

Veteran/Military Crisis Line
1 800 273 8255
Text 838255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 800 273 8255


Active-Duty Military Suicides at Record Highs in 2018, January 30, 2019,
Army suicides hit highest level since 1993
, April 21, 2006, Associated Press

director, Doug Fabrizio
producer, Elaine Clark
editor, Kelsie Moore
camera, Josh Weathers, Kelsie Moore, Travis Pitcher
original score, Gavin Brivik
additional music, Audio Network
thanks to Arizona Daily Sun, Arizona Republic
special thanks to Mitch Peterson

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