Friday, May 31, 2013

25 Veterans commit suicide every day. (The actual number of Veterans that commit suicide is much higher.)
Veterans account for 25% of Americans who commit suicide while accounting for less than 5% of the population.
More than 25 Military Family Members commit suicide every day. (This number is underreported.)
Active Duty Soldiers, Veterans and Military Family Members account for more than 50% of the Americans that commit suicide. More than 50 members of my Military Family commit suicide every day.
Our Government refuses to discuss the number of murder(s)-suicide deaths that are attributed to Active Duty Soldier and Veterans.
The Veterans Administration has classified over 150,000 veterans as a danger to society. (They are not allowed to own guns.)
The Veterans Administration has declared that Veterans comprise the largest segment of our population that could become terrorists.

Roughly 75,000 Soldiers have died in combat since 1953. (58,000 in Vietnam)
60 years X 365 days in a year X 25 suicides per day = 547,500 suicides.
75,000 divided by 60 years divided by 365 days in a year = 3.425 suicides per day.
Think about this. In 60 years we lost 75,000 soldiers in combat. In 8.22 years we will lose 75,000 Vets to suicide. 75,000 divided by 25 suicides per day divided by 365 days in a year = 8.22 years.
What is the one definitive difference between Soldiers and Civilians? The soldiers get vaccines.

Whether or not a soldier has served in actually combat or been in theater is not a factor.

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