I worked as a volunteer at a one-day event for all homeless here in Pinellas County last Spring. There were young, old, and families with young children and babies there wanting help and services. All of them simply wanting some respect and recognition, too.
Loc: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Yeah, it's rough. Today's homeless vets hit rock bottom right out of the gate, immediately; whereas Vietnam Era, for most it came on over time. Especially sad what happens to today's women G.I.s.
I don't think they'll ever get the substance abuse part out of the equation, though, since it's such a normal ingrained part of military life. It starts there. Young census/peers ( the only old guys are senior NCOs and officers, everybody else is young ), booze, dope, partying, co-ed, sex, and pyrotecnics - It's the world's greatest frat party for the young, 365, and that's kinda what sets a lot of them up for a lifetime of blowing up their lives with uncontrollable substance abuse.
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