• Justin Fitch in the background and his military helmet with his name in the foreground.

    And the Veterans Rucked On

    Terminally ill armed forces vet Justin Fitch hopes to leave behind a remarkable legacy: ending veteran suicides. Twenty-two veterans per day—nearly one per hour—end their own lives. Nearly 8,000 a year. Roughly 6,700 soldiers have been killed in action since September 11, 2001, the longest stretch of continuous military action in American history.

On the cover: How one man's heart-wrenching journey became a mission to end veteran suicides and help lead a national movement.

Published by University Marketing and Communications

Ian Repp—Director of University Marketing and Communications

Kara Sokol—Editorial Director

Jackie Johnson, Clare Rosen—Designers

Brandy Tichonoff—Creative Director

Sarah Bird—University Photographer

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