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  1. #1 30000 troops have killed themselves since the Afghan/Iraq war started.. 
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    mdmc (1000+ posts) Fri Nov-05-10 07:30 AM
    Original message 30000 troops have killed themselves since the Afghan/Iraq war started..


    We have lost more troops to suicide then we have to enemy actions.

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    Good grief.

    NPR only counted deaths where the soldier openly committed suicide.

    For instance, if a sober person serves in Iraq, comes back with an alcohol problem, and dies in a DUI car crash, that is not considered suicide. But to a PTSD trained therapist, this death could have been avoided with successful interventions. To a PTSD therapist, this kind of death is directly related to PTSD and the service that was performed in defense of our country. It is not technically a suicide, it is a death cause by PTSD.
    So anyone who comes back from Iraq or Afghanistan and manages to die of anything other than old age gets counted as a statistic. Every car wreck, every bungee-jumping accident, every time someone isn't careful enough and steps into a crosswalk and gets hit by a bus, every time someone falls off a ladder and breaks their neck, if they went to Iraq or Afghanistan, it counts as an "involuntary suicide."


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    While they are at it, maybe DU can tell us the suicide stats on WWII vets and see how they stack up?
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    30,000 DUers killed themselves since the election ended. :p
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    So the whole equivalent of the surge troops have offed themselves??? Where do they come from??
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    She really takes a shelacking in that thread. Good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    30,000 DUers killed themselves since the election ended. :p
    Please, everyone squeeze off a nice quite fart in their memories.:(
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    Gotta love stats, and the folks who put them together.

    My Dad passed away in '86, and his death cert said "smoking". He was a WW1 vet. He smoked and drank all his life, as did Grandpa, who was a Civil War vet. Uhhhhhhh, Dad was 91! Grandpa was 90! As a vet who smokes and drinks, I am continuing the family tradition.

    But when I die, I want "birth" on my cert as the cause of death, not PTSD from Laos!

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