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Former Army Sgt. Joshua Geartz wants to do something about the startling number of veterans who attempt to take their own lives each year — because he was once one of them.

After suffering for years from a serious brain injury and Ptsd, Geartz, 37, attempted suicide in 2014. Fortunately, his wife came home and told him she was pregnant with their second son.

Geartz was injured in his last night in Abu Ghraib on September 18, 2003. He and his company commander were driving to the airport when a road side bomb went off three feet from Geartz.

The bomb caused traumatic brain injuries,

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