Three Suicides on Naval Ship in One Week Sparks Crisis

Posted on September 25, 2019 10:53 am
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Three sailors have committed suicide in less than one week on the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), according to the vessel’s official Facebook page.

The cluster of deaths has shocked the Navy, raising new questions about why the suicide rate in the service has spiked in recent years.

The suicides occurred while the vessel has been in dry dock in Norfolk, Va., for general repairs.

“It is with a heavy heart that I can confirm the loss of three Sailors last week in separate, unrelated incidents from an apparent suicide. My