It's an alarming statistic, but according to the Army Times , each day 18 veterans commit suicide.
With veterans serving multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, those numbers only continue to rise.
Tuesday, one of those veterans was laid to rest at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk.
10 On Your Side introduced Hampton Roads to Iraq veteran Jonathan Bartlett in 2004. Bartlett, then 19-years-old, lost both legs after the Humvee he was driving hit an improvised explosive device (IED).
The courage and determination displayed by Bartlett inspired many to help him rebuild his life.
Last week, Bartlett, like so many other returning war veterans, took his own life. He was 27-years-old.