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US army suicide rates highest on record

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posted on May, 29 2008 @ 08:11 PM
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US army suicide rates highest on record


www.news.com.au

THE US army said suicides among active duty troops in 2007 had reached the highest level on record, due partly to the stress caused by deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

The army announced that 115 soldiers, including 22 National Guard and Army Reserve troops, killed themselves last year. That marked a 12.7 percent rise from the 102 suicides recorded in 2006. There were 85 army suicides in 2005.

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posted on May, 29 2008 @ 08:11 PM
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And the numbers keep rising.

Scary if you ask me.

CT

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posted on May, 29 2008 @ 08:39 PM
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My heart goes out to these brave men. The stress upon these boys cannot be put into words. They have left all to serve their country. Many only have an romantic idea of battle only to realize that the people whom they fight bleed the same red blood they bleed.

On top of the shock of battle is the weight of home upon the hearts of these men. Mixed in with trying to stay alive is the helpless feeling as they lose girlfriends, wives, children to divorce and breakup as the stress of war breaks up the family at home.

When they return they feel like strangers in their own country and their own homes.

If you know of any soldier who is now home please reach out and let them know that you care for them. Let them know that this too will pass.



 
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