Category Archives: Army suicide rate
CNN has historically kept the heat on this issue, which I follow as well, specifically in the video I created for the Iraq War Blogswarm in 2008. From CNN’s latest on this horrific issue, a short blurb(emphasis mine of course):
More U.S. soldiers killed themselves last month than in recent Army history, according to Army statistics released Thursday, confounding officials trying to reverse the grim trend.
The statistics show that 32 soldiers killed themselves in June, the highest number in a single month since the Vietnam era. Twenty-one of them were on active duty, while 11 were in the National Guard or Army Reserve in an inactive status.
Seven of those soldiers killed themselves while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the Army numbers.
Including the June numbers, 145 soldiers have killed themselves this year, more than half of the total number for all of 2009, according to Army statistics.
In 2009, a record-breaking year for suicides in the service, 245 soldiers killed themselves.
These numbers even beat out the highest recorded number of suicides during the height of the Iraq War.
First, the families have to deal with loved ones being in harm’s way in these fucking wars created by the Bush Administration and the boys in the PNAC….then…they get the news that their loved one couldn’t take it anymore and ended his or her life.
Second, the numbers of permanently injured both mentally and physically are off the fucking charts…as is the numbers of deaths in action…Holy fuckamoly people, when will this bullshit stop? – That’s a rhetorical question as Obama shows no sign of abating this carnage which affects an entire generation of young adults.