Days of old, days of new

By Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Stidley
U.S. Army Combat Readiness/ Safety Center

Nearly 600 Soldiers died in accidents in 1979, the year I joined the Army. Unbelievably, that was an improvement from the previous year, when we recorded just shy of 700 accidental fatalities. Those are unconscionable numbers by today’s standards, but back then, it was just the way things were.

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