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Community can help stop Army suicides


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 29, 2012

~~<p>The Army in Hawaii and bases around the world was assigned to &quot;stand down&quot; from regular duties Thursday and spend the day on training to cope with an increasingly grim reality: Too many in the ranks are dying from suicide.</p>
<p>These deaths must also be counted among the tragic and inevitable costs of war. The Army needs to examine how its leaders can take appropriate action to deal with the problem. And those who send our troops to battle must also be prepared to support them on their return.</p>
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The Army in Hawaii and bases around the world was assigned to "stand down" from regular duties Thursday and spend the day on training to cope with an increasingly grim reality: Too many in the ranks are dying from suicide.

These deaths must also be counted among the tragic and inevitable costs of war. The Army needs to examine how its leaders can take appropriate action to deal with the problem. And those who send our troops to battle must also be prepared to support them on their return. Login for more...



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