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Veterans account for nearly one-third of all homeless men.

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Veterans account for nearly one-third of all homeless men in America, even though the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (news - web sites) says they comprise only 13 percent of adult males in the general population. In West Virginia, where Marsh now struggles to rebuild his life, one in nine people is a veteran the highest per capita rate in the nation in the 2000 census.


Marsh, 48 and single, has a job at a nursing home but earns too little for a place of his own. For months, he's lived at Scott Place, a shelter overlooking a town of about 20,000 the town where he spent several years of his childhood and the closest thing to home.


Marsh doesn't mind the lack of privacy in the men's quarters, a third-floor maze connected by doorless doorways, or sharing a 14-by-14 space. "In the Navy, we'd have nine to 12 people in a room this big," he says.


And his bathroom has both a shower and tub. "The other guys just have showers," he says.

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