BREAKING REPORT: Military Doctor Was Ignored In The Case Of A War Veteran Which Lead To Two Deaths

The Silent Soldier

dMay 14, 2015

Ace News Services:

Army psychiatrist Patrick Lillard still anguishes over that night four years ago, when a drunken soldier shot to death a sheriff’s deputy along a shoulder of an expressway outside this base and then turned the assault rifle on himself.

Now Lillard has made an extraordinary decision to speak out about the case: If only the Army had listened to him, Spc. Christopher Hodges would have been in a hospital for alcohol addiction and two lives could have been saved.

Twice before the shootings, Lillard urged that Hodges, 26, an Iraq War veteran, receive at least a month of intensive treatment. Twice his recommendations were ignored by an Army substance abuse program that allows officers without a medical background to overrule a doctor.

“Two people died, and it could have been prevented,” Lillard told USA TODAY. He called on the military to “step…

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