After Sgt. Robert Nichols died at the WTU at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in 2008, the Army Criminal Investigation Command grilled his wife for possible evidence that his death was self-inflicted.
“You didn’t have to be Albert Einstein to see where they were going with that. I thought, are you really trying to suggest this? This man? No.” Nichols, who deployed to Iraq in 2007 to a base south of Baghdad, sustained a traumatic brain injury after a mortar round landed near him, his wife said.
Medical records show he was taking a cocktail of 11 drugs, including Percocet, Valium, the antidepressant Celexa, the antipsychotic Seroquel, and Depakote, an anti-seizure drug used to treat major depression and bipolar disorder, his wife said.