Questions about the War Dead

When the statisticians in the Armed Services
Tally up the war dead-
Most recently
In Iraq and Afghanistan-
Do they include
The veterans who commit suicide
In country or back at home?

How long in meters
Would another black granite memorial wall have to be
To carry the names of all the Vietnam veterans
Who took their lives
Whether in 1976
1983 or

How many decades would it take
To raise the money
To erect such a memorial?
How many official papers
On the monthly suicide totals
Of Iraq war veterans
Will find their place

In the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Memorial?

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