From Michelle Tan - Staff writer Army Times
- As many as 18 soldiers killed themselves in February, Army officials announced March 5.
- Of the 18 cases in February, two are confirmed as suicides and 16 others remain under investigation. About 90 percent of such pending cases typically are ruled suicides.
- Seventeen of the soldiers were male; one was female. Of the deaths, 14 occurred in the U.S. and four overseas.
- Last month’s numbers are higher than the previous February, when 11 soldiers’ deaths were confirmed as suicides.
- This February’s number represents a slight drop from as many as 24 suicides in January. Of the January deaths, 12 have been confirmed as suicides and 12 are suspected.
- The January total was the highest monthly toll for the Army in nearly 30 years.