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Opinion | Laurel White: My son was left behind by the mental health care crisis in our Valley

Editor’s note: Alex White, 36, died May 7, 2022 in a confrontation with police officers in downtown Wenatchee near Memorial Park.

No one left behind. This was the promise that the U.S. Army made an kept to our family. Alex returned home with an honorable discharge to civilian life, as a decorated combat veteran, serving over 250 missions in Afghanistan. He had no visible wounds of war, only the invisible scars of undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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