Why do so many veterans end up homeless?

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My answer to Why do so many veterans end up homeless?

Answer by Ken Larson:

Transition back to civilian life is difficult for many veterans. In addition the nature of world conflicts today in which they serve and the volunteer nature of their service has distanced them and their issues from mainstream America.

Expectations and Reality are Far Apart on Both Sides of the Employment Spectrum

Meeting Veteran & Employer Challenges During Transition from Military to Civilian Work

WAR WEARY – DISINTERESTED AMERICA & ITS SOLDIERS

As a country, America has been at war nonstop for the past 13 years. As a public, it has not. A total of about 2.5 million Americans, roughly three-quarters of 1 percent, served in Iraq or Afghanistan at any point in the post-9/11 years, many of them more than once.

The Tragedy of the American Military

War was much closer to home when the draft existed and military participation ran higher during WW II and the Vietnam Conflict.

WAR WEARY – DISINTERESTED AMERICA & ITS SOLDIERS

Why do so many veterans end up homeless?

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About rosecoveredglasses

2 Tours in US Army Vietnam. Retired from 36 Years in the Defense Industrial Complex after working on 25 major weapons systems, many of which are in use today in the Middle East. Volunteer MicroMentor. I specialize in Small, Veteran-owned, Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Businesses beginning work for the Federal Government. MicroMentor is a non-profit organization offering free assistance to small business in business planning, operations, marketing and other aspects of starting and successfully operating a small enterprise. You can set up a case with me at MicroMentor by going to: http://www.micromentor.org/ key words: "Federal Government Contracting"

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