HEARTBREAKING VIDEO: Young Navy Widow Shares Her Family’s Touching Story of Love and Pain After Her Special Warfare Sailor-Husband Died From Suicide
September 24, 2015
Click here to view the touching and heartbreaking video made by Navy widow Stephanie Lembo about her family’s experience with, love, deployments, PTSD and losing her “soul mate” to military suicide.
Her husband Petty Officer First Class Anthony J. Lembo served with the Navy SEALS as a Fastboat Crewman. He came home from overseas deployments and stateside training missions a changed man, she said.
In 2010, after the family of four — they had two young sons — had already endured a recent miscarriage, PO1(SW) Anthony Lembo died from suicide.
Ms. Limbo says he experienced sleep problems, speech problems, and nearly stopped eating in the months before he took his life.
She says he suffered from severe PTSD, and had refused her pleas that he seek help because he was afraid of losing his security clearance and his career.
Click here to read the story of the Lembo family’s experience with suicide.
Click here to help Stephanie Lembo’s initiative to help other military wives learn about PTSD and Suicide Prevention and awareness.
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