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Staff Sgt. Chad Wood signs the memorial banner for suicide victims.
Staff Sgt. Chad Wood signs the memorial banner for suicide victims.

Rainy march recalls grim reality at Fort Drum

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Fort Drum soldiers are training for yet another mission overseas. Defense officials announced last week that the 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Brigade will lead a surge of forces in Afghanistan likely early next year. The quick tempo of deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan is being blamed for the growing problem of suicide among soldiers. The Army has responded with new suicide prevention programs. But the number of soldiers taking their own lives this year is expected to break the record set last year. On Friday, Fort Drum held a memorial march to draw attention to the issue. David Sommerstein reports.

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