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The American soldier accused of massacring 16 civilians, including nine children and three women, in southern Afghanistan was a 38-year-old staff sergeant, married, with two children, who enlisted in the Army soon after the terrorist attacks of September 11 and did three combat tours in Iraq before arriving in Afghanistan in December 2011.

Jan 23rd, 2009

Summary: A U.S. Army probe into suicides among Houston-based recruiters, all veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, said medical problems factored in the deaths but none had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Four members of the Houston Recruiting Battalion took their lives between January 2005 and September 2008.