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Cold December: Sgt. Spencer Kohlheim hangs himself in his grandmother’s garage after harrowing battles in Iraq and Afghanistan|
September 10th, 2010
"One soldier's harrowing journey from the Iraqi battlefield to suicide"
Spencer hanged himself with his phone still displaying his ex-girlfriend's house number.
It was a cold December night, and the last of Sgt. Spencer Kohlheim's life. He was at the Detroit Street Bar with his brother, when he called his ex-girlfriend Krissy to come to meet him. He was clearly intoxicated, she said, and he talked non-stop about getting back together.
“I told him being drunk one night in a bar is not going to solve it,” Krissy said. “He didn’t have any patience. He thought if I said, okay, the problems would all go away. He said he wanted to come home with me. I told him my Dad didn’t approve of that. He got in the truck with me and we started arguing. I told him to get out and to call me in the morning. He got out of the truck and punched the passenger side door. I called my friend who was the bartender, and she told him to calm down before the cops came. He said, ‘Call the ----ing cops, I don’t care!’ Then he went to his car and tried to give me his ATM card. He said, ‘Take it, and you’ll be fine.’ I told him I didn’t need his money, I needed him to be okay. He said, ‘I know, but I don’t know how to fix it.’”
“They denied me anyways,’ he said, ‘I have nowhere to go,’” Spencer told her. “Three days prior he called me at 1:00 a.m. in the morning and said he was going to kill himself, and I got up and went to his grandma’s. He was passed out in his car in the driveway.”
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/ ... ds-suicide-part-iv/