Staff Sgt. Amanda Henderson, 31, is seen at her house in Columbia, S.C. on March 10, 2009. Henderson is mourning the loss of her husband Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Henderson, 35, who committed suicide almost one year prior on Sept. 19, 2008 when he hung himself from the ceiling of a shed in his backyard. Henderson and her husband, were part of the Houston Battalion, who have seen four suicides since 2005. Pressure from the recruiting work, and issues relating to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, resulting from combat tours in the war on terror, were said the be major contributing factors to suicide.
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