Indiana Lawmaker Applauds Signing Of Clay Hunt Act
President Obama this week signed into law the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans act. Indiana Congresswoman Jackie Walorski says it will support programs that help veterans returning from a war zone transition back into society.
"Being able to really identify the community services that are closest to where people live," says Walorski. "You know, any time you take a large bureaucracy and try to whittle it down, it's very, very difficult sometimes for those monies to be driven in to local districts and local communities. But this actually has a provision that makes the partnerships and the bridges much more easily available into communities."
Clay Hunt earned a Purple Heart in Iraq and fought the Taliban in Afghanistan.
He took his own life at the age of 28, while struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.