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State: Colorado

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Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, 7,057 U.S. military service members were killed in war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Deaths by suicide among veterans and service members who served post-9/11 amount to more than four times that number, according to a recent report that’s part of the Costs of War project from Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

The June 21 report, by Boston University post-doctoral student Thomas Howard Suitt, estimates that 30,177 active duty personnel and veterans who served in the post 9/11 wars have died by suicide. Continue reading here…

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