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Our Veterans and Soldiers: Changed, Damaged, Silent and Hurting

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"I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act. Soldiers who commit suicide leave their families, their buddies and their units to literally clean up their mess. There is nothing noble about suicide. ... I am personally fed up with Soldiers who are choosing to take their own lives so that others can clean up their mess. Be an adult, act like an adult, and deal with your real-life problems like the rest of us." -- Major General Dana Pittard, January 8, 2012 [link]

"They called and cancelled.  They didn't have anybody to see him.  That was the day before he killed himself." -- Wife of Spc. Carl McCoy [link]

"And when they have to kill someone, and when they're involved with missions when they're observing people over long periods of time, and then they either kill them or see them killed, it does cause them to re-think aspects of their life and it can be bothersome."  -- Lieutenant Colonel Kent McDonald, U.S. Air Force [link]





"It is our assertion that Sgt. Kirkland was killed by the criminal negligence provided by the U.S. Army here at Fort Lewis," - Army veteran Mike Prysner.[link]

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