Saturday, August 06, 2005

The Cost Of War

Army: Soldier Just Back From Iraq Kills Wife, Self:
On Wednesday, nine days after [Stephen S.] Sherwood Sherwood returned from a tour in Iraq, he apparently shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself in their Fort Collins home ... The couple's 8-month-old child was in the care of a neighbor when the couple were killed ... She said Sherwood enlisted in January 2004 ... when his wife became pregnant because it was the only way he could get health insurance.
Two Iraq Veterans Commit Suicide Near Fort Hood:
Two young Fort Hood [Texas] soldiers who served in the Iraq war have killed themselves in separate incidents ... Sgt. Robert Decouteaux, 24, of Rosedale, N.Y., died Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. ... And on Monday morning, Spc. Robert Hunt, 22, of Houston, was found dead in his apartment ... Hunt's cause of death was listed as asphyxiation.
Meanwhile, Chimpy McShithead enjoys his month-long vacation.

1 comment:

L-girl said...

Sherwood enlisted in January 2004 ... when his wife became pregnant because it was the only way he could get health insurance.

I know this has been up for a while, but every time I see it, it breaks my heart again.

The suicide rate among Vietnam Vets was astronomically higher than among non-Vets of the same age group. I see no reason to think Iraq will be any different.