From an update from Army Maj. D.J. Skelton: “Over 1,000 veterans (that have served a tour in Iraq or Afghanistan) have e-mailed me since Tom Ricks posted my FB article on his blog last Nov. stating that the only time they ever felt like committing suicide was from the stress of going through a medical board or the process of transition out of the military.”

Meantime, D.J. had another screwy day dealing with chaos at the VA, only to get home and find that someone had stolen the Chinese terracotta warriors that guard his front door.