Fri Jul 16, 11:34 am ET
Army suicides hit record number in June
By Liz Goodwin
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Thirty-two soldiers took their own lives last month, the most Army suicides in a single month since the Vietnam era. Eleven of the soldiers were not on active duty. Of the 21 who were, seven were serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said.
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This is a terrible finding. I can guess at what maybe the cause: PTSD, financial problems, marital problems, “sandbox rage”, or even just the trauma of a buddy getting killed, maimed, or injured. Whatever the reason, a nation, if it was truly grateful for these people’s service, then there would be a Herculean effort in finding the cause and dealing with it.
I suspect that other than a few dedicated individuals in the Gooferment, this would like to be forgotten. I’d expect the VFW, AmLegion, AmVets, and the DAV to be leading the charge.
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