Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ministry fair at Army base connects faith & military to help soldiers, families in crisis

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (BP) -- Heather Junkin was putting 9-month-old Adelynn to bed when the sound rang out, perhaps a Vodka bottle that had crashed to the floor.

The young military wife rushed to the hallway to see her husband Justin lying on the kitchen tile, blood pouring from every orifice of his face, the gun no longer in his clasp.

"I was trying to put our daughter to sleep and he committed suicide in the other room, leaving me with a 9-month old baby," said Junkin, one of nearly 200 ministry leaders, mental health professionals and volunteers at a Jan. 11 ministry fair at Fort Campbell, the sprawling Army base that is home to the 101st Airborne Division.


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