25 May '12, 5pm

Army general retracts statement about suicide

Army general retracts statement about suicide

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/05/military-general-retracts-suicide-comments-052512w/ Army general retracts statement about suicide By Patricia Kime - Staff writer Posted : Friday May 25, 2012 13:29:21 EDT An Army general has retracted comments he made earlier this week on his official blog after he had attended the memorial service of a soldier who committed suicide in front of his twin 6-year-old daughters. But Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard, commanding general of Fort Bliss, Texas, stopped short of apologizing, underscoring the frustration he and Army senior leadership likely feel toward the service’s continued suicide problem. At the week’s start, Pittard wrote on his “Thoughts while working out in the gym” blog on the post’s official site: “I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act. I am personally fed up with soldiers who are choosing to...

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