Army Suicide Rate Spikes in July

    There’s an alarming trend in the U.S. armed forces: More soldiers are taking their own lives.

    FOX News Radio’s Paul Stevens reports:

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    The Army, saying suicides among active-duty soldiers more than doubled in July from the month before, another jump in a military-wide trend this year.  The Army, with 26 July suicides among active-duty soldiers, compared with 12 in June and 16 in May.  Among Army Reserve soldiers not on active duty, 12 July suicides – the same as June.

    The Army, now with 116 suicides among active-duty soldiers for the first seven months of this year.  There were 167 Army suicides for all of 2011.

    Paul Stevens, FOX News Radio.

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