Year: 1996 Source: Newsweek, (May 27, 1996), p.24-31 SIEC No: 19960091

After being challenged about the legitimacy of medals he had worn, Admiral Jeremy (Mike) Boorda committed suicide. This article examines the factors that may have precipitated his death. A second report details the way in which Newsweek handled the allegations that led to the admiral’s suicide & reports on what this case tells the public about how the press really works.