Sunday, June 17, 2018

Two Iraq Veterans Survived Combat...for a while

Tragic ‘suicides’ of two heroes who fought side by side in Iraq before succumbing to the strain of PTSD
Daily Mail
By ANDREW YOUNG FOR MAIL ON SUNDAY
16 June 2018
Soldier Kevin Williams and John Paul Finnigan both took their own lives They both struggled to recover from the trauma of war after serving in Iraq At least 12 veterans have killed themselves so far this year – one every 13 days
Going out on patrol night after night, soldiers Kevin Williams and John Paul Finnigan became brothers in arms, always looking out for each other amid the horrors of combat in Iraq.
But after leaving the British Army, they both struggled to recover from the traumas of war.

In March this year, Kevin took his own life at the age of 29.

John Paul, already tormented by the suicides of seven other soldiers he knew, was devastated.

Three weeks ago, the 34-year-old father-of-three was found hanging in the garden of his home.
‘He told me there were eight former soldiers who had taken their lives within eight months. The last one was Kevin. It started to eat away at him.’ read more here
Having read that, reading how John Paul was "tormented" by the others who committed suicide, then took his own life, is what all this "awareness" has accomplished.

This is not just hitting veterans here in the US, it is hitting all of men and women risking their lives to save others.

None of this is new but when you consider that there were better results before all this "awareness" shit started, that should be a clue right there, the people doing it, do not have a clue they are doing more harm than good.

So, lets talk about the ones who do not count in the number being quoted because it is an easy number to remember!

Did not get "honorable discharge" not counted.

Lived outside the US after service for the US, not counted.

Lived in states where they do not have military service on death certificates, not counted. (California and Illinois passed legalization last year to have it added.)

Homeless veterans...not counted.

Drug deaths and accidents, not counted because they do not know for sure.

The really repulsive part of all of this is they say the VA said it was 22 a day. The truth is the VA said that was the average of limited data from just 21 states! So, no, the number did not come from the VA. It came from reporters too lazy to read it and people who just went blindly into all of this that has led to exactly what has happened all too many times.
"John Paul, already tormented by the suicides of seven other soldiers he knew, was devastated. Three weeks ago, the 34-year-old father-of-three was found hanging in the garden of his home."
They were too busy spreading the heartache to spend any time spreading hope that any day could be better than the next.