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Wife blames military gambling for husband's suicide

Wife blames military gambling for husband’s suicide

BANGOR, Maine (CNN) — Carrie Walsh’s husband was a decorated Apache helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army. But years ago, Aaron Walsh started playing slot machines on military bases. He became a gambling addict. It eventually ruined his military career. Then last fall, with his life in a tailspin, the 34-year-old walked into the Maine woods, put a gun to his head and killed himself — after what his wife says was one final “gambling binge.”

One person’s entertainment is another person’s inescapable hell. Once again, we find people in pain avoiding the realities of personal responsibility. No one forces anyone to gamble. You cannot protect people from themselves.


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