Suicide: the Leading Cause of Death

More soldiers died from suicide than died in combat during the Viet Nam War. You could look at it they died of shame or despair. In WWI (World War I) and WWII (World War II) soldiers did some shameful things, like the firebombing of Dresden, or the nuking of Nagasaki, but they believed the story of why those atrocities were necessary. In Viet Nam, they were not so naïve. The same applies even more so to the illegal Afghan and Iraq wars where there was no threat to the Canadian/American homeland.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)