UK study: Violence more likely among vets, troops

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  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    March 16, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    re: Happy2bhere

    History repeating itself......Pointlessly.

    Where have all the flowers gone?
    Long time passing....
    picked by young girls everyone
    Where have all the young girls gone ...
    Gone to young men everyone
    Where have all the young men gone..
    Gone to soldiering everyone
    where have all the soldiers gone ,
    Long time ago..
    gone to graveyards everyone
    Where have all the graveyards gone.. long time ago
    Gone to flowers everyone

    When will they ever learn .... when will they ever learn.

  • happy2bhere LAYTON, UT
    March 15, 2013 12:26 p.m.

    Re: iron&clay

    Thanks for the history lesson, but what was your point?

  • Eliyahu Pleasant Grove, UT
    March 15, 2013 10:44 a.m.

    Having served ten years in the Army in two wars, this really doesn't come as a surprise. The primary function of any military unit is to engage in warfare, using weapons and munitions to kill and destroy an enemy. It's not something you can just "unlearn" upon discharge.

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    March 15, 2013 9:39 a.m.

    Young men do feel somewhat "invincible'. They grow up playing war games mostly in their imaginative minds with toy swords and shields in hand (captain America) and they are ripe for the picking by the military who need disciplined (obedient) soldiers to charge over the trench top into a hail of machine-gun fire.

    World War 1 was particularly ruinous of young mens lives when technologically advanced bombs and cannons would pound soldiers in their trenches day and night. Then unleash gas chemical weapons and machine guns against the poor boys who were commanded by Generals who still used Napoleonic war battle-tactics.