He wasn't going to Iraq.I'd heard that his shooting was a response to his deployment to Iraq, this man was having a real emotional problem .
He was headed to Afghanistan.
I heard he'd tried to stop his deployment, then stated that he'd be willing to deploy to Iraq instead.
For some reason, he just seemed especially terrified of going to Afghanistan.
It's all hearsay at this point; until he wakes up, we can only speculate about what was going through his mind.
I read today that he's now off the ventilator; not sure if that means he's recovering or dying, though.