Saturday, June 18, 2011

Soldier suicides

I haven't finished reading the Stars and Stripes article yet, but I was so appalled by this statistic that I had to post:
The U.S. Army is confronting an unprecedented suicide crisis. Since the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, more than 1,100 soldiers have taken their own lives, with the numbers escalating each year for the last six years. Last year alone, 301 soldiers committed suicide — a new record.
More than 1100 soldiers have taken their own lives.

What the f---?

That ... that leaves me so shocked, so devastated, so sad, I don't know what else to say.

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