Monday, December 13, 2004

On Guard

National Guardsman are one-third more likely to be killed in Iraq than full time soldiers.

The death rate in Iraq is one regular Army soldier for every 402 sent there. But National Guardsmen are dying at a rate of one for every 264 guardsmen sent.

Today (December 13) is the 368th birthday of the Army National Guard. The first unit was founded in Massachusetts on this date in 1636. (USA Today)

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