Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Texas National Guard sees a spike in suicides

Grim statistic: More took their own lives than died in combat

Feb. 8, 2011, 9:50PM

A spike in the number of Texas National Guard soldiers who took their own lives last year has resulted in a sobering statistic: More members of the Texas Guard have been lost to suicide than to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A total of 12 Texas Army National Guard troops have been killed in action since 2001. During that same time period, 18 killed themselves, according to Texas Army National Guard headquarters at Camp Mabry in Austin.
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