Suicide in the National Guard

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May 10, 2009. Cherryville, NC.. In the last weeks of their deployment in Iraq, the 1451st Transportation Company of the NC National Guard lost 2 men to an IED explosion. After returning home, 4 of the surviving soldiers took their own lives.. Elaine Hafner, left, and Jennifer Wilson, are the mother and sister of Jeff Wilson, who committed suicide by overdose on December 16, 2007 after returning with the 1451st  from his 3rd deployment to Iraq and being diagnosed with PTSD..