LAKEWOOD, Wash. — A group of veterans, soldiers and military families is calling on Congress to investigate the recent spike in suicides at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The group March Forward! held a news conference in Lakewood Tuesday to announce the campaign, “Operation Recovery: Joint Base Lewis-McChord.”
Along with the investigation, the group is asking politicians to step up and demand changes on the base. Their demands include all service members who commit suicide receive a proper memorial service and that their families receive letters of condolences and apologies from the president and commanders. But most importantly, they want to allow soldiers to seek help and heal before being re-deployed.