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Most current and past members of the Armed Forces have heard the rumors of soldiers being punished for having a sunburn that prevents the proper wear of the uniform and performance of duty.
Most of us also understand the need to deter self-injury as a means of avoiding or shirking duty.
But, how about the rash of attempted and successful suicides in the military? Where do those fall?
The court was hearing the appeal of Marine Pvt. Lazzaric Caldwell, who was convicted of “self-injury” after he slit his wrist in a barracks in Okinawa in 2010.
He was convicted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice’s Article 134, known as the General Article, because the judge found his self-injury was prejudicial to good order and discipline and brought discredit upon the service.
At least one judge on the military’s…
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