TruthNews reports the suicide rate of our heros: – 17 per day.
Earlier this year, using the clout that only major broadcast networks seem capable of mustering, CBS News contacted the governments of all 50 states requesting their official records of death by suicide going back 12 years. They heard back from 45 of the 50.
From the mountains of gathered information, they sifted out the suicides of those Americans who had served in the armed forces.
What they discovered is that in 2005 alone — and remember, this is just in 45 states — there were at least 6,256 veteran suicides, 120 every week for a year and an average of 17 every day.
The war death rate from violence in Iraq is 25 per week.
There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths. [source]