"Defense Department statistics indicate that since January, 2001, 2,293 active-duty service members have taken their own lives, including the ones who never deployed overseas. By comparison, 6,139 service members have died in Afghanistan and Iraq in the same period."
Adding the 2293 + 6139 = 8432.
2293 divided by 8432 is 27%.
Thus, a massive 27% of US soldier deaths are due to suicide. Or at least that is what is being reported. Just what in the hell is going on!
State Of The Soldier Forum Ashley Joppa-Hagemann
Military wife describes how her husband committed suicide in June to avoid another 8th or 9th tour of duty in Afghanistan. After so many times literally begging for help from "the system. ". He was one of five soldiers a month, killing themselves at the same base JBLM.
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SEATTLE -- Army Ranger Jared Hagemann had served eight combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, with another deployment to Afghanistan looming.
But the 25-year-old staff sergeant dreaded the prospect of another tour. He suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and found the pressures of another a ninth deployment so overwhelming, his wife said, that he repeatedly threatened to take his own life.
How many more do we have to lose?