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Hillbilly

United States

#1 Nov 11, 2012
Why is there no news of a young soldier committing suicide this weekend? Is that not top news? Guardian? Leader? Television news?
Wth
Old war vet

United States

#2 Nov 11, 2012
Hillbilly wrote:
Why is there no news of a young soldier committing suicide this weekend? Is that not top news? Guardian? Leader? Television news?
Wth
Obvious reasons for suicides be veterans I served as an infantry scout in Korea 60 years ago. I enlisted as an uneducated and naive 17 year old. I spent most of my four years in the army learning weapons skills to kill what we were told was the enemy. No one in my squad voluntarily gave their lives for the USA. They simply lost their lives for a stupid war.
The point is, that all veterans who survive their time in the military have largely wasted the best years of their lives learning skills that are useless in civilian life. For those veterans who are actually in combat the cheapness in the value of life makes you insensitive to the many smaller incident that are likely to happen in all families.

Especially the newer veterans are fed propaganda while in high school that pictures service in the military as a glorious adventure that will give them great experiences for all of life.

When their terms end they are often involuntarily extended. When they finally do get out they find that their military skills are mostly worthless in civilian life. Unemployment and insensitivity in their social relations combined with PTSD leads to many disappointments and finally to suicide.

Since: Feb 12

Leesville Louisiana

#3 Nov 11, 2012
Perhaps the media was respecting his family's privacy. Maybe waiting until the family was officially notified...
Old war vet wrote:
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Obvious reasons for suicides be veterans I served as an infantry scout in Korea 60 years ago. I enlisted as an uneducated and naive 17 year old. I spent most of my four years in the army learning weapons skills to kill what we were told was the enemy. No one in my squad voluntarily gave their lives for the USA. They simply lost their lives for a stupid war.
The point is, that all veterans who survive their time in the military have largely wasted the best years of their lives learning skills that are useless in civilian life. For those veterans who are actually in combat the cheapness in the value of life makes you insensitive to the many smaller incident that are likely to happen in all families.
Especially the newer veterans are fed propaganda while in high school that pictures service in the military as a glorious adventure that will give them great experiences for all of life.
When their terms end they are often involuntarily extended. When they finally do get out they find that their military skills are mostly worthless in civilian life. Unemployment and insensitivity in their social relations combined with PTSD leads to many disappointments and finally to suicide.
Old war vet

United States

#4 Nov 11, 2012
bembh wrote:
Perhaps the media was respecting his family's privacy. Maybe waiting until the family was officially notified...
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Maybe. Not the case here.
havemercy

Leesville, LA

#5 Nov 11, 2012
Hillbilly wrote:
Why is there no news of a young soldier committing suicide this weekend? Is that not top news? Guardian? Leader? Television news?
Wth
Suicide in the military is high now for some reason. Its no news anymore. Hell, we send them in mountains to fight a bunch of darn heathens, looking for a reason to die. Who don't want to go to Heaven and be with 7 Virgins. I'll die in the morning for some of that action, what about you. 7 virgins, streets of gold and milk and honey. Hello?
Jamesrosepine

Leesville, LA

#6 Nov 11, 2012
The real war is in the mind. Defeat is self - defeating
havemercy

Leesville, LA

#7 Nov 11, 2012
Jamesrosepine wrote:
The real war is in the mind. Defeat is self - defeating
Definitely mind. Obedience, total obedience to wrong decisions can't be healthy in any society. You sit up and make a stupid decision and I have to follow it. Never been fun of that notion.
Watching for them

Humble, TX

#8 Nov 11, 2012
There was actually two over the weekend, one in Lake Charles and one around her somewhere, buy I never heard what there names was to see if I know them.

My prayers go to there familys, may God bless them through this hardship.
conclusion

Leesville, LA

#9 Nov 12, 2012
Was there a soldier murdered a couple of weeks ago over drugs?
Justme

United States

#10 Nov 12, 2012
I don't feel like suicides should absolutely be published. Give this man and his family privacy. Suicides are a very difficult matter for families.
havemercy

Leesville, LA

#11 Nov 12, 2012
Is that the opinion of your other personalities? What the other 4 people think? Do they think Deaths should be private or a national secret also?
havemercy

Leesville, LA

#12 Nov 12, 2012
Just hold on for one minute Justme, you will feel different by the next post.
Jamesrosepine

Leesville, LA

#13 Nov 12, 2012
Old war vet wrote:
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Maybe. Not the case here.
There should be no shame in service to one's country regardless of the origin and location of the conflict. The shame should be centered on friendly fire,war on fellow citizens,outlandishly profitable defense contracts and the corrupt beaurecrats and politicians that allow these things to happen. There is a reason for the large amount of suicides amongst our service members. Allowing light to shine into the darkness can be thru publicity and public awareness . These deaths mean something.
Clawdaddy

United States

#14 Nov 12, 2012
havemercy wrote:
Just hold on for one minute Justme, you will feel different by the next post.
Please dont open your mouth. Suicides are no joking matter. I know you like to see who you can rile up but suicide espcially after service to country is no joking matter. We are losing our guys/gals by the droves and it is nonsense.
lookinforinfo

Deridder, LA

#16 Nov 13, 2012
It may not have been a suicide as I hear it.
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Tokyo, Japan

#17 Nov 14, 2012
why

Westlake, LA

#18 Nov 16, 2012
Hillbilly wrote:
Why is there no news of a young soldier committing suicide this weekend? Is that not top news? Guardian? Leader? Television news?
Wth
Well, that was not a suicide. It's still under investigation and will more than likley result in an arrest. Give it a little time and the facts will come out.
lookinforinfo

Deridder, LA

#19 Nov 16, 2012
why wrote:
<quoted text> Well, that was not a suicide. It's still under investigation and will more than likley result in an arrest. Give it a little time and the facts will come out.
Had been married only 2 weeks!!
why

Lafayette, LA

#20 Nov 16, 2012
lookinforinfo wrote:
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Had been married only 2 weeks!!
TRUE
lookinforinfo

Deridder, LA

#21 Nov 19, 2012
why wrote:
<quoted text>TRUE
Also he did not have gun residue on his hands when tested but someone else did!!!

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