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Measuring how military service affects women's longevity and overall health
The good news: most people with military service never consider suicide. | The bad news: the number of military and veteran suicides is rising, and experts fear it will continue to rise despite aggressive suicide prevention campaigns by the government and private organizations.
One of my favorite memories as a little girl was watching my hero put his boots on every morning. You're still my hero, Dad. Thank you God for those who answer the call to serve something greater than themselves.
France at War: The Poilu of 1914. The French Army of 1914 was a truly massive one; the infantry alone numbered 173 separate regiments each made up of 3000-4000 men. It was armed with one of the best field guns in Europe – the 75mm – and it’s soldiers carried a powerful 8mm Lebel rifle. The soldiers – who would quickly become known as the Poilu – were all conscripts who would spend most of their adult life committed to French military service: 1) regulars, 2) reservists, 3) territorials. WW1