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Soldiers continue to die after the war in Iraq

Compelling video about occupy activist veteran Anthony Wagner, and article about rising suicide rate amongst veterans.
Chicago Tribune video about Anthony Wagner, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder caused by his stint in Iraq and died of a suspected heroin overdose in November:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmeb3mOuORE&feature=player_embedded

"Pentagon data released in June revealed that so far in 2012, nearly one active duty soldier has committed suicide each day, more than the number who have died in combat in Afghanistan. The rate is worse among veterans, with about 6,500 suicides logged each year." -- Suicide Is Anything but Painless
 http://inthesetimes.com/article/13625/suicide_is_anything_but_painless/