• Army's 'Captain
America' dies by
suicide after
nearly a dozen
combat tours
Jennifer Griffin I Fox News
The enemy could never break
him, but what this decorated
Green Beret eventually found
was that his enemy was within.
Friends who served with him in
the military say he was the real
"Captain America." - Rest In Peace. 🇺🇸
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    • Since the article did not show his name in the post, this is Master Sgt. Andrew Christian Marckesano. Please like so everyone can see because everyone should see.
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    • I've been in the US Army for almost 10 years. I deployed to Afghanistan and been through some pretty intense moments..but the ones I will never forget are the 13 friends I have lost due to suicide. We're prepared and trained for war, but nothing for when we return 😔
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    • We really do a disservice to our returning veterans by providing them with little to no help
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    • I’m not American but war vets need more respect, they chose to put their life on the line for a country that could easily screw them over.
      PIL0T 12 jul
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    • My guess is on one of those tours he got some orders that made him feel less than a hero. Anyone who does 2 tours and goes back for 4 more isn’t phased by combat as a concept.
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    • blue_too 12 jul
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    • I'm astonsished at how relatively respectful this comment section is
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    • “his enemy was within” 😔 troops don’t get enough credit for all the shit that they go through. highest respect for any veteran
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    • Remember, there is also a human being under that uniform. They love, they have compassion, they can hate, they can be hurt or kiIled like all of us. Check in with your local veteran from time to time to see how they’re doing, it might just make their day
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    • Now everyone cares. How about caring for the men that return broken after fighting your pointless wars while they’re still alive instead of ignoring that problem and just writing a shitty message you’ll forget in a minute whenever one of them can’t take it anymore and blows their brains?
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    • rest in peace brother
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    • One of the MAIN reasons why Vets dont ask for help is because IF they do, they have thier Guns taken away (Service and Personally Owned), are then put on suicide watch.... you basically lose your rights, and ability to train because you're depressed and sought help.
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    • Pigagu 12 jul
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    • Rest easy man
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    • People only care once they’re gone...
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    • Friend of mine from my unit kiIIed himself last night. It’s a weird feeling man, saw him Thursday at work, this morning I get the phone call.
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    • The brave only die by the hands of darkness. But when they fight on anyway, sooner or later, they themselves are the only thing left to die. The strongest men stand tall, but suffer the most. They fulfill a duty to god and country, at great risk to themself. Rest in Peace.
      Sarcanian 12 jul
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    • We do not take good enough care of our soldiers! They literally go through hell and they need support during and after.
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    • SPAZOID21 12 jul
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    • RIP Captain America. You’re the real one. You served your country well. Now I hope you are loving the Lord well. Enjoy your reward my friend. Meet you in heaven someday bro.
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    • The VA is underfunded and understaffed, which is a real shame, considering how much politicians use "insert name doesn't respect the troops" to shut down their opponents.
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    • Athletes make hundreds of millions if not millions. Yet these guys put their lifes on the line and come back home only to get criticized, or have to work a 9-5 job. They should be well taken care of.
      kanep0e 12 jul
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    • Rest In Peace
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    • That fuckin sucks
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    • You won’t find that on CNN
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    • That’s why you stand for the flag.
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    • Fr though mental health is a serious issue and people who say things like “man up” are cowards and frauds
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    • My friend flipped a 300 lbs tire for 22 hrs for a fundraiser to prevent veterans from committing suicide. He did it for 22 hours because on average 22 veterans take their own lives a day
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    • Gonna take a moment to ask that SPC Vanessa Guillen is honored as well. She didn't do as much as this guy, but she was blugeoned to death by SPC Aaron Robinson after she found out that he was sleeping with another soldiers wife. He asked her NCO to have her come to the arms room that day, and
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    • God Bless you brother.
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    • We seriously SERIOUSLY need to treat our veterans better. Bush jr cut funding to the VA system by a shitload when he was elected, and it just hasn’t been addressed since he left office. I volunteered for my local va a few years ago as a dishwasher, and the place was fucking literally swarming with
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    • Death is unnatural to humans and war is too much for anyone, I’m not sure of he did all those tours for vanity or moral obligation, but the cost was too much either way. I wish we could have helped him, but what could anyone say or do when you have seen and faced that much pain, death, and fear?
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    • For all of use and never served in combat MOS. The VA is so underfunded that they can’t actually help anyone. Politicians continue to strip their budget and so they don’t have resources to help soldiers. Please write your politicians and get them to find the VA. These are men that offered all.
      Heron 12 jul
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    • Rest easy brother you can come home now
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    • And people hav the AUDACITY to burn the flag fuck those ppl
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    • Too many puppies.
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    • Can we please stop fucking giving these whiny ass liberals everything they fucking they want and “demand” for and fucking start giving our vets what they fucking earned through combat. Free healthcare is a joke, but if you fought for my country you deserve it and you deserve it to actually be fuckin
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    • I hate the military. There’s so much sexual assaults — of BOTH genders — and coverups, and they really fail at giving people help with their psychological torment from those assaults and from war. And then they just abandon them when their time has ended.
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    • Often times your own worse enemy is your own thoughts. Rest in peace man
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    • He must have found out something they didnt want him to... Sucks
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    • my father committed suicide in 2016 after serving 15 years in the army, and it was what i needed to realize that mens rights and their mental health needs to be taken more seriously, especially men in the military. they're suffering in silence, but their pain is deafening when you really listen.
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    • Why do we never talk about veteran suicide and how fucking high the rates are but people won’t shut the fuck up about trans suicide
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    • Little off topic, but this reminded me of situations where people k1ll themselves with a f1rearm and it ends up in statistics as a sh00ting and it's like, dude. These people k1lled themselves, the least you could do is use that and lie to push an agenda.
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    • We let you Down Captain. Sorry. Rest in peace.
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    • This guy was probably messed up completely and nobody noticed. Mental health help in the military is pretty bad. The services are there but once you use them generally a lot of commands treat you like a shit bag trying to get out of work. The even shittier ones throw you under investigation for 1/2
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      TGDjent 12 jul
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    • Maybe if we didn’t spend 10x more on helping illegal immigrants then we do on helping our veterans then he would still be alive
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    • My dad was in the military since he graduated high school in 1995 until 2008 when he was medically retired because of severe brain damage and PTSD. When I was 2, he was shipped off to fight in the front lines in Iraq and didn't come back into my life until I was 6.
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    • Heaven just gained another badass
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    • 22 every single day. Government can suck my left nut, these are the guys that make the flag matter.
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    • Everybody hurts, sometimes
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    • 22 a day. That’s how many veterans commit suicide. 22 a fucking day. If that doesn’t show there’s a problem with the mental care vets receive, then I don’t know what the fuck will
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    • Aclt03 12 jul
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    • Damn my cousin's husband did the same he told a story about how they were being shot at from an abandoned building and when they terminated everyone turns out they were just kids fucked him up bad
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    • I'm Actuve Duty Army. I recently had a friend get kicked out for seeking help. He put a gun in his mouth, and he went to make sure he got better, so he coukd serve his country. Instead, they kicked him out. He found passion in his job. One of the best soldiers I had met in a while. They offer us 1/?
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    • And people here will still make fun of vets with depression
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    • Reading the other comments, I didn’t lose a bunch to suicide, 3, but 1 was my roomate in 29. Semper Fidelis Brothers
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    • Rest your soul now soldier, peace is yours now.
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    • I'm a veteran. I served in Iraq and dealt with some nasty stuff. Please, and I am actually begging you, please ask for help. You don't end the pain, your family and friends take it on.
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    • Jebuoy 12 jul
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    • Gen-z: Mom the ceiling fan fell because i tried to hang myself over my hot big titty goth roblox gf who broke up with me
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    • Rest in piece a true hero. Rest in piece to all hero’s that lost the battle within
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    • I saw this posted it on my snap said he was a true hero not Geroge Floyd. This is a fact not a opion
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    • That’s a major issue we need to work on as a country. Not “which statues offend people” nor “how many rights can we give special groups”. No. We gotta treat the people that literally RISK THEIR LIVES for our safety far, far better than we have been.
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    • 12??? Holy fck
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    • I know the fucking pussies on this app are going to make jokes about this too. Look up the shit this man has done and really try to imagine yourself doing it. Everyone's tough behind a phone screen but would piss their pants in an actual dangerous scenario.
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    • Rest in peace
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    • Statue!!!! Make it an act of treason if defaced!
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    • Okay but why did he off himself? PTSD?
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    • A good song about this (ptsd) is The Enemy Inside by Dream Theater. I believe it won an Emmy, and it describes what ptsd can do to a soldier. It's a metal song fyi.
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    • As we continue to patronize America for not being good enough and constantly discriminating
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    • Valhalla welcomes a new warrior. Welcome home.
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    • F in the chat
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    • Rest In Peace soldier. You’ve earned your rest
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    • bless his soul and i hope he rests well.
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    • America dies by suicide
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    • Oh my god, I knew him, my father served with him. They went on tour together. My mom and his wife are good friends. He was in the same Humvee the day my father died, it hit an ied made for a tank (there was a tank regiment in the area before them), he was the only one to survive, though he broke(1/2
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    • Fury from the sky. 2-508
      MattBauer 12 jul
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    • May he Rest In Peace, and be taken to the place of Infinite Protection.
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    • Survival is probably the first and most important instinct we have since birth. Can’t even imagine what he had on his mind to make him do that to himself.
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    • See you in heaven, Brother.
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    • Why do soldiers commit suicide?
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    • You are never alone, reach out, it will be okay
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    • I was severely abused by my ex husband-an active duty infantry man who deployed to Afghanistan. I have PTSD from the things I endured from him. When I did my clinical rotations for Nursing School, they placed me in the VA. I learned that these soldiers are PEOPLE. And they all deserve our respect.
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    • This is why i always donate to veterans mental health fundraisers
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    • Probably got cheated on or realized he won’t have the amount of respect he had in the military
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    • Don’t let the valley win
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    • Don't let the valley win
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