(CNN)A years earlier, United States Marine Col. Michael Stahlman was serving in Iraq when he was discovered in his bed, mortally injured with a gunshot injury to his left temple. Stahlman was left by air for first aid, and later on relocated to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside, where he passed away 2 months later on.
But CNN’s Deborah Feyerick reports that when his spouse, Kim Stahlman, got the news that her partner was discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot injury to his left temple, the very first thing she believed was, “He’s not left-handed.”
When he passed away in 2008, Stahlman was among the highest-ranking officers to pass away in the Iraq war. He was a senior Marine attorney operating in the Anbar province with a system charged with restoring the war-torn nation’s cops and court system.