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Policy shift in presidential condolence letters, CBS News, Jul. 5, 2011

Under a decades-old White House policy, families of soldiers who died on the battlefield received condolence letters from the president – except for families whose loved ones died by suicide. This policy has just been changed. Going forward, official presidential condolence letters will be sent to families whose loved ones die in war zones, regardless of how they died. This CBS news story includes video about Gregg Keesling, the father of a soldier who died by suicide in Iraq, who lobbied to bring about the policy change.

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