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Originally posted by Arkady
statistically speaking the suicide rate is still lower for soldiers than in the general civilian population. If it's rising it's not because the 'horrors of war' are becoming any more horrible its just that the standards for potential recruits has changed and now young men that are unable and ill equipped to deal with the reality of warfare are being rapidly trained and sent straigt to afghanistan.
At least 128 soldiers killed themselves last year, and the Army suicide rate surpassed that for civilians for the first time since the Vietnam War, according to Army statistics.
The suicide count, which includes soldiers in the Army Reserve and the National Guard, is expected to grow; 15 deaths are still being investigated, and the vast majority of them are expected to be ruled suicides, Army officials said. Including the deaths being investigated, roughly 20.2 of every 100,000 soldiers killed themselves. The civilian rate for 2006, the most recent figure available, was 19.2 when adjusted to match the demographics.
I feel sorry for this guy but he probably shouldn't have been in the army in the first place.
Originally posted by Napalmvanity
To no one specific just my opinion…
But the biggest point is EVERYONE has a breaking point period. His just came early and unexpected and it had a very sad ending
Originally posted by adifferentbreed
reply to post by kn0wh0w
So report it...............I don't care about any of them.
I stand by what I said, they mean nothing to me, our troops do.
Before I get the usual flaming for suggesting such a thing, as I've stated before, [color=limegreen]1 of our soldiers is worth more than their entire country of people ton me so spare your bs. Maybe if the asshat in the WH felt the same we'd be done with this nonsense.