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NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 06, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Fort Benning, Georgia: Ron Mott) The rising rate of suicides in the military featured; statistics showing there were more self-inflicted deaths than combat deaths; details given of the Army’s plans to launch a suicide prevention program. [Maj. Gen. Mark GRAHAM†- comments on the suicide of Spc. Larry Applegate.] [Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Paul RIECKHOFF†- says if you were paying attention you knew this was coming.] [Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter CHIARELLI†- worries we forgot to do things to prevent suicides.] [Fort Benning social worker Elaine KELLY†- says help is available.]

Williams, Brian;
Mott, Ron

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