Hello. My name is Tracy and my husband Scott
(E4) was in the Tennessee 278th Army National Guard. He served in Iraq for 15 months and received numerous awards
and medals for his service. He was home on inactive status for nearly 1 1/2 years and then received word a week before
his death that his unit was on alert to go back to Iraq. I am sad to say that nearly a week after he was informed of
this information he committed suicide on 05/16/08. He had PTSD and was in counseling early on but had stopped
counseling and medication due to his reports of it being ineffective. Now, I am left with three girls to raise alone
and the financial debt that he left behind. Please, take your soldier's PTSD and/or depression SERIOUSLY!!! Please,
help them receive the counseling they need!!!!
Please, be patient and take the time to talk to them about
how they feel!!!
And most importantly talk to them about
SUICIDE . . .
What YOU can do to help Tracy
and her three children
- Financial donations accepted on this site - EVERY
single dollar will go directly to Tracy and the girls to assist with their urgent needs
- Volunteer time, materials, or labor to help prepare their
home for sale
- Assist in locating alternative and immediate rental
housing and helping with the move
- Call, write, visit with Tracy and the children
- Arrange for activities, camp, classes for the children
- Locate and explore community resources for the family
- Provide healing services: massage, counseling, support
- Reach out to other military families today, not tomorrow
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Scott's obituary and rememberances from friends and family can be viewed at http://jeffersmortuary.com/, When you go to the site, click on VISITATIONS, look for Scotty's name, then view the guestbook.
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Assistance for Tracy and her family is being coordinated by
Military Family Advocates who are part of MFSO
If you have suggestions or ideas about
how to best support this family,
please contact Stacy at (573) 303-1203.
If you are aware of other military families in your area in a crisis situation, please contact the
MFSO office for immediate assistance: