Texas vets dying young at alarming rate
Texas — They survived the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. But they did not survive the homecoming.
A six-month investigation by the Austin American-Statesman of Texas’ Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who died after leaving the military found an alarmingly high percentage died from prescription drug overdoses, toxic drug combinations, suicide and single-car crashes — a largely unseen pattern of early death that federal authorities are failing to adequately track.
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