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Friday, November 21, 2008

The Reality of U.S. War Veterans

Reality Bites for Approximately 700,000 Men and Women -
More troops than those currently serving in the Mid East wars and conflicts...

23% of the homeless population is made up of veterans.
33% of homeless males are veterans.
47% are Vietnam Era
17% are post Vietnam Era
15% are pre Vietnam Era
67% served this country for three years or more.
33% were stationed in a war zone.
25% have used VA services.
85% completed high school/GED compared to 56% non-veteran homeless.
89% received Honorable Discharges.
79% reside in central cities.
16% reside in suburban areas.
5% in rural areas.
76% experience alcohol, drug or mental health problems.

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