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US Vet Suicides Rise as Economy Falters

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

Why We Must Hire US Veterans!

WASHINGTON — Suicides are surging among America’s troops, averaging nearly one a day this year — the fastest pace in the nation’s decade of war.

The 154 suicides for active-duty troops in the first 155 days of the year far outdistance the U.S. forces killed in action in Afghanistan — about 50 percent more — according to Pentagon statistics obtained by the Associated Press.

The numbers reflect a military burdened with wartime demands from Iraq and Afghanistan that have taken a greater toll than foreseen a decade ago. Because suicides had leveled off in 2010 and 2011, this year’s upswing has caught some officials by surprise.

Among the explanations, studies have pointed to combat exposure and personal financial problems. Army data suggest soldiers with multiple combat tours are at greater risk of committing suicide. — ”Suicide totals have exceeded U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan in earlier periods, including for the full years 2008 and 2009. — by Associated Press

This is why Americans must support HirePatriots: We provide jobs to struggling US veterans:

Residents post Day Jobs whenever they need help around their homes and yards. They hire a local active duty serviceperson or an honorably discharged US veteran to help them. And in return they help our beloved veterans. – Please do so right now: http://www.hirepatriots.com/job-boards/day-jobs.

And business post free too. Eventhough we are one of the most popular web destinations for job seeking US veterans, we do not interfere with companies that want to hire veterans by charging them a fee. http://hpjobboard.com/sjb/

*HirePatriots’ non-profit, Patriotic Hearts also helps US veteran entrepreneurs. And we hold free 3 day relationship retreats to strengthen veteran marriages and families. – Since everything we do is free, sponsors and donors are eagerly welcomed.

Mark Baird



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Mark Baird

Hello, I'm Mark Baird and I founded Hire Patriots. My wife and I are 'helpers.' We are concerned about meeting the practical needs of our US veterans and their families. We began a job board for local residents to post chores that they need help with. It has been very successful. Thousands of local US Military and veterans partially or entirely support themselves from our website. We are looking for others near US Military bases who would also like to have a HirePatriots.com website for their location. Find more information about our military programs at PatrioticHearts.org. And please make a contribution of any kind. Thank you.

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