In July 2019, Major Fishback reminded Garlasco by email that the CIA was following him. “I was like calling me, hey.” Major Fishback was in a new position in Europe. “He said,” If you don’t get the CIA back from my back, I’ll give confidential information to foreign governments. “It was there that I lost the thread. “
Work in Europe was revealed later that year.
Major Fishback returned to Michigan, where a series of battles led to a court-mandated stay of treatment, which he violated. He was arrested in September after a discussion in a football game with ROTC officials. Later, when a friend tried to take him to the Veterans’ Hospital in Battle Creek, there was a series of stays in a low-priced group home.
“It was scary to hear him there,” Ford said. “He was crying. He said,” Can you help me? I can’t trust my family. “”
His friends have launched a GoFundMe campaign to pay for a luxury treatment center in Massachusetts. He began speaking slowly in a telephone conversation, Ford said, he attributed it to a high level of psychotropic medication.
A veteran patient coordinator who saw him on Thursday described his appearance as “alert” in an email, and the previously appropriate Army Major could hardly walk, and his “arms were 90 degrees.” Locked in position, he never changed. ” His look through our story. “
“He had breakfast on Friday morning, and later they found him dead,” Ford said.
The Battle Creek facility called his sister that day. Jorgensen replied: “It’s too late. He has gone.”
Terrence Hayes, a spokesman for the agency, said: “VA has been in contact with the Fishback family and has provided support and appropriate services to support the Fishback family during this period. VA ensures that all veterans receive the care they need in a timely manner. I am devoted to doing it. “