Friday, December 28, 2012

Soldier suicide

Suicide now outnumbers combat deaths 

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – American soldier suicides continue to outnumber combat-related deaths in 2012, and the trajectory for soldier suicides continues to get worse.
Statistics released by the Department of the Army show that through November potentially 303 active-duty, Reserve and National Guard soldiers committed suicide. As of Dec. 7, Stars and Stripes reports that 212 soldiers have died in combat-related deaths in Afghanistan.
The Army set a grim new record of 177 potential active-duty cases with 2012 coming to a close on Tuesday – 64 of these cases remain under investigation, 113 have been confirmed......
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If you know a veteran, stay close to them.  Listen to them.  Love them.  

Ask questions, and listen.

xtnyoda, shalomed 

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