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ThatYellowBastard [S] 7 points ago +7 / -0

I'd like to see a cross-reference with how many of them served in Afghanistan.

Also I'm still looking for the report and I'll post it here if I find it, but I think it's one of those by-request type deals.

EDIT: A lot of outlets are just copy pasting the info but I still haven't been able to track down the report.

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Daucus9 4 points ago +4 / -0

Soooo what are the numbers, exactly?

At face value it makes sense since military you have on average younger, fitter people than the general population. But how many died of covid and how many killed themselves?

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Ahaus667 7 points ago +7 / -0

It’s funny, the least vaccinated group (marines) also has the least deaths, I believe they are at 2 with 78% vaccination.

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TakenusernameA 2 points ago +2 / -0

Coincidentally, Biden allowed troons back into the military.

Nothing to see here, please move along.

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Razzyrazz 1 point ago +1 / -0

You have young kids who have never been away from home, suddenly completely cut off for a few months in basic training/boot camp. Then you get to your unit and often quickly realize your recruiters lied about everything, your MOS and day to day isn't anything like you thought it would be, etc. For example I signed as infantry even though I qualified for any job because I wanted to do cool shit. Got to my unit and they had just rotated back from Iraq with no deployments on the schedule. I spent 3 months picking up pine cones, cigarette butts, mopping and sweeping as a new private. I was able to get out of there, but many aren't as fortunate. Combine situations like that with some PTSD and you can see why suicide is so high. And yes the troons don't help the numbers either.