Veterans dying at their own hands becoming a major concern

As New Jersey and the rest of the country marked Veterans Day today, a New Jersey congressman is trying to call attention to the non-combat-related

HOLMDEL - As New Jersey and the rest of the country marked Veterans Day today, a New Jersey congressman is trying to call attention to the non-combat-related deaths of soldiers. At a Veterans Day ceremony in Holmdel, Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) said that "in the last year, in the country, more veterans have died at their own hands than died in combat." He said some of the deaths are suicides, but others are due to self-destructive behavior when the soldiers return from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Holt says he has crafted legislation that would require a trained counselor check in with all military reservists every few months.

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