Troubling new data reported on Military Times by Rick Daze show there are an average of 950 suicide attempts each month by veterans who are receiving some type of treatment from the Veterans Affairs Department. Seven percent of the attempts are successful, and 11 percent of those who don’t succeed on the first attempt try again within nine months. 18 veterans commit suicide each day…—Eds.
FRED REED | March 4, 2011
Real vet Ron Kovic instructing Tom Cruise for biopic Born on the 4th of July
YOU SEE THEM HERE AND THERE, usually in countries where they can afford to live, barely—Thailand, Cambodia, Mexico. They are the Pentagon’s throwaways. There is the old guy, old now anyway, who took several rounds in one of our previous pointless wars, one in Asia, and ended in constant irremediable pain. Little was, or is, visibly wrong with him. Nerve damage is hard to see. Some parts don’t move as well as they ought, but it’s nothing he couldn’t live with. Continue reading »
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