29 May '12, 3pm

Give an Hour finds a teachable moment in general's remarks on suicide @starsandstripes

Give an Hour finds a teachable moment in general's remarks on suicide @starsandstripes

General's suicide commentary provides a teachable moment By Barbara Van Dahlen Published: May 29, 2012 Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard U.S. Army photo In January, Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard, commander of Fort Bliss in Texas, wrote some extremely harsh words about soldiers who commit suicide. In what has now become a famous blog post , Pittard stated, “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 take their own lives so that others can clean up their mess. Be an adult, act like an adult, and deal with your real-life problems like the rest of us.” His comments were reportedly written shortly after he attended a memorial service for a soldier who committed suicide in front of his 6-year-old twin girls. At the end of last week — after reports of and reactions to his comments began to surface in the...

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Army general retracts statement about suicide

Army general retracts statement about suicide

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