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Resource ID: #24471
Subject: War
Source: New Times (San Francisco, Calif.)
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Date: 2/19/2009

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SPC John Fish told the Army that he was depressed and had thoughts of suicide when he returned from his first deployment to Iraq. Despite his mental health, he was to be deployed a second time. Before he left, Fish shot himself in the head. This story takes a look at how the Army handles the mental health of soldiers and questions the motives of redeploying troops who may be emotionally unfit for combat.

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