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More solider suicides than combat deaths in January

By David Edwards
Thursday, February 5, 2009 16:56 EDT
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CNN reported:

“One week after the U.S. Army announced record suicide rates among its soldiers last year, the service is worried about a spike in possible suicides in the new year.”

“The Army said 24 soldiers are believed to have committed suicide in January alone — six times as many as killed themselves in January 2008, according to statistics released Thursday.”

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall talked to John Soltz of VoteVets.orgs about the rise in soldier suicides.

This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Feb. 5, 2009.



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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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