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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:20 PM
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Enough Iraq War Veterans Return and some have no Home
Two stories
http://www.npr.org/templates/story.php?story=634180

National Guard Cpl. Joe Raicaldo is home from Iraq with things he didn't have when he left: an honorable discharge, metal rods and screws up and down his spine, and an arm that moves like a robot's. He's also homeless, living in his car. There are at least 600 recent vets who are homeless.

Second Story
http://www,npr.org/templates/story.php?storyld-6394180

Government estimates there could be as many as 1,000 Iraq and Afghistan veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

We have facts that there are over 198,000 homeless veterans in this Country. Government will not tell you the fact I will
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:05 PM
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1. Both links "Page not found" nm
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:13 PM
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2. Both Stories can be found at
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:29 PM
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3. Thanks
As a Vietnam era vet I saw far TOO MANY of our vets on the street. I think the PTSD for our Bush-era vets could be worse given the multiple deployments and cutbacks on vet mental health care.

The ReNAMBLAcans DO NOT support the troops. The chickenhawk punks just pay lip service and move on to more greedy enterprises.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:36 PM
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4. Home?? - more like limited medical/mental doctors state waiting lists are long and
many Iraq war veterans get discouraged and in some cases end up homeless without care.

This is the way this administration is supporting the troops, use them up and save money by not providing the care, I'm not stating to everyone but it certainly is happening to way too many!!
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