2015 Michigan Tech Magazine: Issue 1

  • Though medically retired from the military, Fitch found a calling in Carry the Fallen.

    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 Ticonoff—Creative Director

Sarah Bird—University Photographer

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