Mary Kemper/Staff Writer
Seventy-two years ago this week, the Allies of World War II swept triumphantly into Paris and liberated the city. Throngs of joyful French citizens flooded the streets, cheering wildly and pelting the soldiers with flowers, kisses, and of course, wine.
A lot of things went on behind the scenes ahead of that happy event, and even on the first day, many civilians lost their lives. But as everyone knows, the Allied juggernaut could not be stopped.
By Patrick McCallister/For Veteran Voice
Science confirms what many suspect — death by suicide is higher among veterans than others. After adjusting for age and gender differences between veterans and non-veteran populations, veterans are on average about 21 percent more likely to commit suicide than others.
This month the Department of Veteran Affairs released the report “Suicide Among Veterans and Other Americans.” The report looked at trends from 2001 to 2014.