- This is the most suicides recorded for a single month since the Army began releasing monthly figures in 2009.
- After 8 Deployments, Army Ranger Takes Own Life
- They Died in Vain; Deal With It
Greg Jaffe, Washington Post | DC
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The U.S. Army suffered a record 32 suicides in July, the most since it began releasing monthly figures in 2009.
The high number of deaths represents a setback for the Army, which has put a heavy focus on reducing suicides in recent years. The number includes 22 active-duty soldiers and 10 reservists. The previous record was 31 in June 2010.
Army officials cautioned investigations are under way in most of the deaths to confirm the exact cause.
After 8 Deployments, Army Ranger Takes Own Life, Keith Eldridge, Information Clearing House
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A soldier's widow says his fellow Army Rangers wouldn't do anything to help him before he took his own life - after eight deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
They Died in Vain; Deal With It, Ray McGovern, Common Dreams
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