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SPECIAL REPORT: WHAT MIGHT HAVE SAVED THESE VETERANS?


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This is an article from our Sunday paper…

At least 27 veterans under age 45 died by suicide in San Diego County between 2014 and the first half of 2015.

For them, there was no retirement, no second career, no time spent watching their children grow.

The majority suffered from depression or post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in a combat zone since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Their experience defies academic research, which says troops who deploy are not more likely to die by suicide.
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1965-1975 Another Vietnam

1966 Troops walk the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the Truong Son Mountains, which form the 750-mile-long spine of Vietnam, stretching along much of the country's western border. To the soldiers of the North, the Ho Chi Minh Trail was known as the Truong Son Road. IMAGE: LE MINH

 For much of the world, the visual history of the Vietnam War has been defined by a handful of iconic photographs: Eddie Adams’ image of a Viet Cong fighter being executed, Nick Ut’s picture of nine-year-old Kim Phúc fleeing a napalm strike, Malcolm Browne’s photo of Thích Quang Duc self-immolating in a Saigon intersection. Read more

Image of the Day: 9 February 2016

Signalmen of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren's flagship receiving a message from the Georgia shore. It was created between 1860 and 1865. The photo illustrates United States Naval Warfare in the Civil War.

Signalmen of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren’s flagship receiving a message from the Georgia shore. It was created between 1860 and 1865. The photo illustrates United States Naval Warfare in the Civil War.