We closed out our first hour today with a segment on mental health issues and the military.
First up: Gary Tuchman's piece on an AWOL soldier - who couldn't take Army life, but couldn't take life on the lam either. This soldier says he had to leave, for the safety of his fellow troops. That he wasn't getting enough help for his PTSD, and felt like a ticking time-bomb.
When he turned himself in yesterday to face a desertion charge, Gary was right there.
Pentagon officials wouldn't go into the specifics of Spc. Gartin's case - but they say there's plenty of mental health treatment available to troops.
We discussed all of this with Tom Tarantino, from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.