Earlier this year on the road, an Army medic in Killeen, Texas spotted a man standing at the railing of a bridge, looking lost. Disoriented.
Army Spec. Oscar Killeen pulled over, stepped out of the car, and immediately noticed the haircut. The man who was on the verge of jumping was a fellow soldier.
Bonilla hadn’t been trained in suicide intervention, but he did what counts. He stopped when he saw something out of sorts. He was compassionate. He listened.
And his fellow soldier is alive. Still. From being on the edge of death, to hugging Bonilla on the bridge, opening up, crying.
Our greatest respect goes out to Spec. Bonilla. And to each of you who ask, who listen, and who help keep all of us safe.