U.S. Army 1st Lt. Danny Weiss was a paratrooper, an Army Ranger and a veteran of two tours in Afghanistan. He was 25 when he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Weiss family keeps rooms full of their son's effects.
Andy and Julianne Weiss still haven't opened many of the letters of condolence they've received after the March 2012 suicide of their son, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Danny Weiss.
"He won every award except the one for women," said Julianne Weiss of Danny's graduation from Officer Candidate School in 2009.
Danny Weiss made a list of his duties as a platoon leader. "Lights for [Afghan] farmers," "Bring everybody home" and "Keep civilians safe" are among his top priorities.
"Danny's men didn't want to hear that he had hurt himself."
Andy Weiss describes "moral injury."
The Weiss family doesn't know why Danny took his own life, but they observed profound changes in him during his time in the service, some unsettling and others gratifying.