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Grim Milestone: Soldier Suicides Outnumber Combat Deaths in 2012

We’ve grown accustomed to accepting the deaths of soldiers who lost their lives in combat, but few people are ready to face the grim truth that soldier soldiersuicides have now outpaced combat deaths.

Data released by the Department of the Army shows that through November, there have been 303 active-duty, Reserve and National Guard soldiers committed suicide. As of Dec. 7, Stars and Stripes reports that 212 soldiers have died in combat-related deaths in Afghanistan, well below the number of suicides.

This is a disturbing trend, not only for the families of those soldiers who took their own lives, but for military brass as well.

CBS DC reports:

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