Skip to comments.Forgotten Warriors
Posted on 11/08/2009 8:51:20 AM PST by mshoffner
During the Clinton reign, posters and bumper showed up stating 'America...the only place where a veteran sleeps in a box and a draft dodger is in the White House.' This was meant as a statement against the way that returning heroes are treated.
We notice them in every large city and encounter them in every town. But, in this fast paced society, we don't see them. We cross the street.....
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This is shaping up to be the legacy of
This supports the left’s view that the flawed and the weak enlist and that pulling a hitch in the military breaks you, no thanks, this is BS.
In an organization as large and diverse as the military there are alway going to be some self destructive individuals, along with those who are genuinely damaged by their experiences in the service.
A large percentage of the “forgotten heroes” are in a bad way due to their own BEHAVIOR. Help is available, but you have to ASK for it or be TAKEN to it by some caring soul.
Ignore them, no. But how do we determine which are truly damaged from those who have made the drug/alcohol/street living CHOICE?
I have no answers, but these are questions that need answering.
We know that Vietnam vets were more successful than none vets and that they were underrepresented among the homeless.
This homeless vet thing is nonsense, some do it of course, drinking, doping and drifting can be appealing to some men but being a veteran means that you are less likely to be one of life’s losers, not more likely.