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Veteran Suicides Outnumber US Military Deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan: REPORT

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More than 1,000 veterans in California under 35 died after returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan between 2005 and 2008 – three times as many California service members who were killed in conflict overseas, according to a recently published Bay Citizen report.

Investigative journalist Aaron Glantz studied the cases of Reuben Paul Santos, Alex Lowenstein and Elijah Warren to shed light on a growing trend among Afghanistan and Iraq veterans who have died through high-risk behavior and suicide after being discharged. In particular, veterans who returned home to California died through motorcycle and motor vehicle accidents and unintentional poisoning; in addition, veterans were two and a half times as likely to commit suicide as Californians of the same age who had not served in the military.

Glantz, who has reported on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars since 2005, decided to focus on veterans in California because “it’s important to look at our own community. [Santos] was this young man that was from a community that was literally right down the street. That’s how silent this epidemic is.”

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    • The Vatic Project

      Remember, this is happening because of DU poisoning of our soldiers and we must bring them home from that poison. This is a must read if you want to understand the damage that is being done to our returning soldiers and the passing it on to their spouse and children. THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS AND ITS INTENTIONAL.

      http://vaticproject.blogspot.com/2010/10/gis-brains-fried-by-military-dispensed.html

      The military and US gov is refusing to clean it up just like they did in Bosnia and Serbia and now the ground soil and food grown are poisoned with the DU causing birth defects as well as their water. We know about this and have not forced our gov to do something about it. Its time we took a stand or once again we lose a whole generation of our young people to death and destruction.

    • The Vatic Project

      were is my comment that I made????

    • Anonymous

      A discussion of DU and its use and its results would be helpfull if we are going to discuss how to put a stop to it.

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