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ID:

475

Date:

2009-07-16

Headline:

"They felt naked without a weapon"

Reporter's name:

Mark Benjamin

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Salon.com

City:

Fort Carson, CO

Summary:

A series of homicides and suicides at Colorado's Fort Carson led the U.S. Army to investigate the circumstances and patterns of the deadly incidents, which researchers found were connected to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), derision for PTSD-diagnosed veterans by superiors, and witnessing incidents the Army's own report described as "War Crimes."

Notes:

Salon.com used FOIA to obtain a copy of the report, compiled by the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, titled "EPIDEMIOLOGIC CONSULTATION NO. 14-HK-OB1U-09 INVESTIGATION OF HOMICIDES AT FORT CARSON, COLORADO NOVEMBER 2008-MAY 2009 [/] JULY 2009".

Keywords:

Army, Fort Carson, Colorado, homicide, suicide, PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, combat, stress, health care, veterans, alcohol, drugs, guns

URL:

http://www.salon.com/news/primary_sources/2009/07/16/fort_carson_report/index.html


Agencies:

DOD

States:

CO

Categories:

health care
Iraq
military
veteran


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