Saturday, July 30, 2011

The War Against Vets Committing Suicides Continues

Battle Within Fort May Decide War On Suicide -- Star Tribune

Fort Campbell, home to the most often deployed combat force in the Army, is using new approaches to combat an alarming rate of suicide.

Sgt. Patrick Cummings suffered his second traumatic brain injury when a 155mm shell exploded midbarrel as he and other soldiers fired a howitzer against the Taliban. The blast should have killed everyone within a 100-yard radius, but here was Cummings, sitting on a table at the All American Tattoo Company outside Fort Campbell, spending his Valentine's Day night alongside two fellow soldiers who also survived the blast.

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My Comment: This is a problem that is going to be with us for a very long time.

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