February 04, 2015

MetroWest Daily News: Warren Highlights Natick Soldier Worker in Speech

FEB 4, 2015

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week highlighted the story of a former Natick Soldier Systems Center worker while making the case to her colleagues to support a bill that seeks to reduce veteran suicides.

Warren, D-Mass., on Monday described how Justin Fitch, who has terminal colon cancer and recently retired from the Army as a major, talked about the 22 veterans a day who commit suicide.

"Too many veterans are suffering in silence," Fitch told her. "Twenty-two a day is a lot. One is too many."


The Senate Tuesday unanimously passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, sending the bill to President Barack Obama, who supports it, the Associated Press reported.

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