Suicide takes more military lives than combat, especially among women

Posted on AllSides May 30th, 2022
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Obtained by The Washington Post/Martorella family

When she was growing up, Memorial Day meant a trip to the Honor Wall in the center of Deana Martorella Orellana’s hometown, where the names of Charleroi, Pa., men who died in the world’s battlefields are etched in black granite.

Her family is making that trip without her this year.

She died with inspirational notes stuffed in her pockets. That March morning in 2016, she had gone to Veterans Affairs and asked for counseling.

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