Dwyer dies after PTSD struggle

Photographer Warren Zinn took this photograph of Army medic Spc. Joseph Patrick Dwyer on March 25, 2003 near the village of Mishkab, over 60 miles south of Baghdad.

Kelly Kennedy writes in the Army Times,

On June 28, Dwyer, 31, died of an accidental overdose in his home in Pinehurst, N.C., after years of struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. During that time, his marriage fell apart as he spiraled into substance abuse and depression. He found himself constantly struggling with the law, even as friends, Veterans Affairs personnel and the Army tried to help him.

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