그와 그의 아내 캐롤린은 하나도 잃지 않았습니다, 그러나 그레이엄 장군이 미국의 최고 사령관으로 재직하는 동안 두 아들은 1년 간격으로 떨어져 있었습니다.. 육군. Their family’s story was told in “보이지 않는 전선: Loss and Love in the Era of Endless War.”
“The Army told Jeffrey he didn’t have to go because of the tragedy with experience with our son Kevin. And Jeff looked me in the eye and said, ‘Dad, I have to go,’” Gen. 그레이엄, 누가 보냈다 35 years in the Army said he understood. “Eight months later, Jeff was killed by an IED while he was on foot patrol outside of Fallujah in county Iraq.”
Their son Kevin was an ROTC Army cadet studying to be an Army doctor when depression led him to take his life. He stopped taking his medication because of the stigma associated with mental health and died by suicide. His brother Jeffrey was en route to Fort Riley to join the 1st Infantry Division to deploy to Iraq.
“So our sons died fighting different battles. Kevin died fighting the battle of the mind and Jeffrey died fighting an enemy in a faraway land,” 그레이엄이 말했다.