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Legislature gives somber recognition to families of 19 Utah fallen soldiers

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  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 1, 2014 2:41 p.m.

    War is a terrible thing. The only thing worse than war itself would be the realization that the war was not fought for reasons commonly attributed to it. But instead was the result of greed and the desire of some to rule others, and that group of others, is the people that you are fighting and dying for.

    Military service is probably the most immoral, uncontrolled feelings, selfish, and anti-others group in the world. But for people expecting an impending death, it would be hard to fault them. Military people are not stupid and thrust into such a lifestyle has to make conflicts arise in their mind. The military lifestyle, its reasons, and the apparent phony aggrandizement heaped upon them might be a contributing cause a war to erupt in the soldiers mind.

    The suicide rate for military people in the USA is about 22 per day.

    The suicide rate for law enforcement officers in the USA is about 15 per day.

  • Gandalf Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 28, 2014 11:32 p.m.

    It is terrible that we lose any of our soldiers. But to lose more than half, 13 out of 19, to suicide is just heartbreaking. My God give peace to their souls and may their loved ones have His spirit to be with them.