Army Pfc. Kyle Marshall Farr, son of Gig Harbor resident Leslie Mayne, returned from Iraq with a sense of hopelessness and confusion. For five months he received treatment from the VA for PTSD only to be discharged with instructions to self-medicate. The day after he was discharged from the hospital, Kyle was found dead from an overdose.
Army Pfc. Kyle Marshall Farr, son of Gig Harbor resident Leslie Mayne, returned from Iraq with a sense of hopelessness and confusion. For five months he received treatment from the VA for PTSD only to be discharged with instructions to self-medicate. The day after he was discharged from the hospital, Kyle was found dead from an overdose. Leslie Mayne Courtesy
Army Pfc. Kyle Marshall Farr, son of Gig Harbor resident Leslie Mayne, returned from Iraq with a sense of hopelessness and confusion. For five months he received treatment from the VA for PTSD only to be discharged with instructions to self-medicate. The day after he was discharged from the hospital, Kyle was found dead from an overdose. Leslie Mayne Courtesy

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