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A Mother's Sorrow: One Soldier's Suicide

Marine Corporal James Jenkins is one of the many unsung casualties of war.
 
 
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Suicides among veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are reaching epidemic proportions. More than 6,000 veterans took their lives in 2005 alone, according to a study by CBS News. By some estimates, veterans are attempting suicide 1,000 times a month.

Marine Corporal James Jenkins of New Jersey was one of these unsung casualties of war. A decorated veteran of the Iraq invasion and the Battle of Najaf, he took his own life after serving 22 months overseas. His mother, Cynthia Fleming, shares his story with ANP -- a tragedy that is being repeated 15 times a day in this country.

 
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