Death rate higher among young vets

The death rate for California veterans under 35 outpaces that of both active-duty service members and other civilians of the same ages, according to an analysis of state mortality records by The Times. The phenomenon has been largely unstudied by the government until recently, and researchers say the government now needs to systematically track the lives and deaths of veterans to understand the long-term effect of the wars in the Middle East. Read more: Death rate unusually high for young veterans
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