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In honor of James Kost, US Army - Served in Vietnam
Hometown: St. Cloud
(Submitted October 1, 2008 by Sara Kost)

I never got to meet my Grandfather, James Kost. Sadly, he committed suicide before I was born. My family doesn't talk about it much, but from what I can gather, he had PTSD from what he saw in Vietnam. His experiences led to his depression and eventually the taking of his own life. I want to honor my grandpa this year by voting against this war and for improved Veterans' care. I don't want to see more men and women follow my grandpa's footsteps into depression.

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