The Untold Story of War: U.S. Veterans Face Staggering Epidemic of Unemployment, Trauma & Suicide



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According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 22 veterans take their own lives each day. Last year, more U.S. military personnel died by their own hands than the hands of others. On any given night, nearly 63,000 veterans are homeless.

Veterans continue to face extremely high levels of unemployment, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress and homelessness. Since 2000, nearly 6,000 service members have experienced traumatic amputations from injuries caused by improvised explosive devices and other war-related dangers.

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13 thoughts on “The Untold Story of War: U.S. Veterans Face Staggering Epidemic of Unemployment, Trauma & Suicide

  1. In one way I do not feel sorry for any of them, they went into the military by their own. They were not drafted. As Super Chicken said “You knew the job was dangerous when you took it”.

    1. really? Your government sent us there. Alot got out when we found out that it was BS.
      I guess you dont feel sorry for the guy who lost his job at some bank and is homeless. They knew what they were doing when they went to work for a bank????
      We dont want special treament, just what we were promised. If they got blown up because America sent them there, they should be taken care of. That is the bottom line. People who say things like you did cannot understand a war. But soon all of America will first hand when the UN, et al come for you. Just remember when it is over, if you chose to fight, that you knew what you were getting into when you stayed in America. Dont expect any special treatment.

      1. Richard is quick to take the bait and turn against his own. What it comes down to is our individual right to contract and enforce our contracts. It is always easy to say f#@k the other guy, but when we advocate blatant violations of the contracts of those who served under contract, we invite the same for ourselves.
        Your rights are my rights are our rights.

        1. I will be one of the first to admit that the troops believed a lie and in many cases desired the fight. Alot of bad things were done in our names by both the troops and the government that sent us there. We made a terrible mistake by going there and many other places that we have went. There are alot of vets out there that will not be too happy with me for not going along with the wars. They will call me a traitor for speaking against it. Whatever.
          But as you said the contract is the contract. They promised to do certain things if we did our time. We did. Now they want to forget that we ever “served”. I hate using that word. Now we have guys with no legs that are homeless and guys whose heads are so screwed up they cant function. It is no different that in any other war. Hopefully when the fight that is coming is over, we can do the right thing and stay the hell away from the rest of the world militarily. The military should be here ready to stop the real invasion that is taking place not out fighting for poppies and oil. Just my humble opinion

  2. I BEG YOUR PARDON, I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN, FOOLS, FOOLS, FOOLS BWHAHAHA. A MID SUMMERS GETAWAY WITH THE B.C. WILL BE SURE TO CURE THEM, IF NOT TRY UNCLE ERNIE

      1. Hey #1
        As the resident slow guy around here could you or do you have any idea what the hell this farmer guy is rambleing on about or trying to say with his unintelligible comment or do I no longer understand english.
        Steve

          1. So just as I suspected its just rambleing babble,hes probably an internet farmer living in his own lil ssri virtual farm world.
            Steve

    1. what sense does this comment make? i am speaking of brothersinfarms…one
      if one does not agree then
      disagree with
      something besides, fools fools fools………
      certainly, i get the quick irony of the comment….
      the resolve, to do so, though is blaa…………however….

  3. It would be difficult for a young man or women to resist the siren’s call of ‘patriotism’ after the 9/11 False Flag. The propaganda was overwhelming and many fell for the bait, thinking they were going to help their country.

    Be truthful and ask yourself how sharp and informed you were about government corruption when you were 19 or 20 years old.

    Besides, in the coming months, we’re going to need all the help we can get, especially those trained in the art of combat and can handle a gun without blowing off their toes.

    1. Greg!I
      I’am thanking you for this comment.I will add, the mental upfront is more important than the gun handling…of those who will survive….I did not say, wish to, i said, will survive….Cause, if a person does not have it within, to survive, then those are the first to go………NOW./..I do think all have it inside……….thing is leadership on the spot is required…for that to kick into place…….then, just then, the masses become a little stronger….so lets all teach that!!!!!!!

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