Hidden Casualties

From Holden:

Lunaville reports four more US soldiers died yesterday bringing October’s total to eighteen and the Bush grand total to 1,076.

However, none of those totals includes Brian McKeehan of Virginia:

Authorities say a 37-year-old Fort Eustis soldier recently back from Iraq hanged himself in jail over the weekend.

Police say Brian McKeehan hanged himself with a bedsheet early Saturday in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail in James City, about 12 hours after being arrested on a charge of assaulting his wife at their York County home.


A Fort Eustis spokesman says McKeehan returned in September from a 45-day deployment to Iraq.

York County Sheriff Danny Diggs says that in the four weeks since his return, deputies responded to about six complaints against McKeehan by his wife and a neighbor. Diggs says most of the calls did not result in an arrest because of lack of evidence.