“Approximately 33% of homeless men are veterans,
although veterans comprise only 23%
of the general adult male population. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans estimates
that on any given night, 299,321 veterans are homeless. Black veterans are 1.4 times more likely
to be homeless than white veterans (National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, 2003).
·Between 9000 -120,000+ suicides (there
is much debate about this figure) According to
Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2004 at least 20,000 Vietnam veterans commit suicide after the war.
·Amputations or crippling wounds were 300 percent higher than in World War II. 75,000 Vietnam veterans are severely disabled.
·815,000 US soldiers are disabled. [Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation website, 4/15/2004]
·Though the US government has accepted
responsibility for the health complications in US soldiers
that resulted from exposure to Agent Orange (about 20,000 US soldiers were affected), the US has
refused to compensate Vietnamese victims.
"If the Nuremberg laws were applied today, then
every Post-War American president would have to be hanged."
--- Noam Chomsky
"We find it sad that war seems so delightful,
so often, to those that have no knowledge of it."
-- Veterans for Peace
"Support your troops -- bring them home!"
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