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Veterans keep vow to never leave one behind

The military has its own “corporate culture” that civilians just don’t understand.

Soldiers often distill it down to the motto, “embrace the suck.”

Those in uniform struggle on without complaint and don’t ask for help, especially help from civilians or even from the government they wrote a check in the amount of “up to and including their lives” to protect.

And that culture is killing them. A veteran commits suicide once an hour, double the civilian rate.

A third of all homeless men are veterans, some 300,000 on any given night. Services to help are available of course, but veterans struggle on and largely “embrace the suck” instead of asking for assistance.

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