Better Off Dead

Fred Doucette


During his thirty-two years of military service Fred Doucette served on six overseas missions, including a yearlong tour in Sarajevo, Bosnia, where he was wounded in 1995. In 2002 he was medically released from the army for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. After his release Fred was employed as a civilian Peer Support Coordinator, assisting soldiers and veterans with their service-related psychological injuries. The author of the memoir Empty Casing, Fred lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick.