2 Iraq Veterans Commit Suicide At Ft. Hood
This, suicides by returning troops, is the cost of war that no one in this government, Bush/Cheney & co. only want to ignore. It is directly related to PTSD. Unfortunately for those being sent to this Bush/Cheney occupation of Iraq, too many American’s are also ignoring this. A couple of months ago the Marine Corps stated it has had a 29% increase in suicides since Bush/Cheney invaded Iraq. I am way past simply being outraged over this.
I for one am flat out fed up with the Bush/Cheney cabal pissin’ on my boots and at the same time trying to convince me it’s raining; and watching another generation being slaughtered behind lies and deliberate deceptions as is taking place today in Iraq. How many more have to die before the people of this country will become more willing to take this country back from those who have turned it into the biggest terrorist state the world has ever seen? And turning us into a police state at the same time.--Jack
2 Iraq veterans stationed at Fort Hood kill themselves
Web Posted: 08/04/2005 12:00 AM CDT
FORT HOOD — Two young soldiers who served in the Iraq war have killed themselves in separate incidents in Killeen since the weekend, post officials said Wednesday.
Sgt. Robert Decouteaux, 24, of Rosedale, N.Y., died Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had been airlifted from his home to a Temple hospital for emergency surgery, but he died while doctors tried to save his life.
And on Monday morning, Spc. Robert Hunt, 22, of Houston, was found dead in his apartment by Killeen police, who were alerted after members of his unit tried to contact him when he failed to report to work.
Carol Smith, a Killeen police spokeswoman, said Wednesday that Hunt's cause of death was listed as asphyxiation.
Fort Hood spokesman Dan Hassett said Decouteaux served in Iraq from April 2003 to March 2004, and that he was scheduled to redeploy when the division returns to the war zone beginning this fall.
Hunt, a radio operator-maintainer, joined the Army as a teenager in 2001 and had been assigned to Fort Hood since August 2003.
He deployed to Iraq for a yearlong tour in March 2004 as part of the 1st Cavalry Division.