PTSD is real. It’s a terrible thing for people to face. It shouldn’t be taken lightly.

RON THIBODEAUX

Traumatized by Iraq and the deaths of two comrades, local Marine Travis Twiggs couldn’t overcome his inner demons

PART 1: MARINE CARRIED WAR HOME INSIDE OF HIM

The all-points bulletin that crackled from the radios of law enforcement officers across southern Arizona was explicit in its urgency.

Be on the lookout, authorities were warned, for a white, late-model Dodge hatchback bearing Arizona license 606RFC, believed occupied by two brothers who had carjacked it from the Grand Canyon two days earlier.

The Border Patrol had tried to detain the vehicle at a checkpoint near Yuma, but the driver sped away, and officers were now in pursuit. Both men were said to have violent criminal histories, and anyone coming in contact with them should consider the suspects armed and dangerous, the bulletin warned.

Thus informed, anxious deputies and police officers from communities along Interstate 8 joined in the chase, speeding brothers Travis and Will…

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