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They were aware that he had a problem. They chose to not get him treatment and to ignore and intentionally hide it. His behavior continued to get worse, and they continued to hide it. Now he has done something that is going to ruin all of lives. I believe the Navy had the knowledge and ability to intervene and help him, and they chose to do nothing. As a result, he has had a mental breakdown and is in a psych unit. He is facing jail time. I had no way to know he was in distress because they purposely hide everything, yet failed to get him the help he needed.
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