After 2 tours, pressures prove too much for guardsman with ETSU ties
Mar 20, 2013 at 6:07 PM
MORRISTOWN — Capt. Thomas Gilley asked his ex-wife to tell his children he loved them.
He asked his fiancee when she’d be home.
Then he put a .40-caliber pistol to his temple and pulled the trigger.
Gilley, commander of the Tennessee National Guard’s 190th Engineer Company, had been home six months from his last deployment — and had just finished a round of the Guard’s anti-suicide training days before.