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August 17th, 2009
11:22 AM ET

The War at Home: Homeless veterans

Today we're beginning a special series focusing on American soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. How are they coping after months, in some cases years, on the battlefield.

Back from the front lines, many are fighting "The War at Home." Our Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr begins our week-long series with a report on homeless veterans.

Filed under: Military • The War at Home
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  1. Bernice

    I have helped the vets and the homeless for years now. I visit a vet daily, for somehow, I feel that this country gave up on him the moment that he came home from the vietnam war! What a shame to see our own country abandon our vets as they come home from battle. Now, the vet I visit, has had his phyciatic services cut from his govt. healthcare plan!!! They can't even care for thier own. Don't try to take care of ours!!

    At this moment, I have 2 homeless people at my house. They try to help, but there is not much that they can possibly do to get back on thier feet!

    This administration needs to concern itself with JOBS, or our lack of, that is. That is the first thing he should be worried about!!! FIRST! He has money, so why should he worry about us? Vote anyone OUT of office that had ANYTHING to do with this pain placed onto our country, and its PEOPLE!

    Stop giving away the stimulas to other countries! The American People are going hungry, and now are becoming homeless by the droves... Please, Mr. President, stop destroying our land! Bring back the jobs, and stop making excuses!! Help the small business owners! They employ a arge part of the public, and could take carte of themselves if this were not being done to us in the first place! Homeless?? Look what he did to Southern Calif! He will even shut the water off to your homes and land! See how much this administration cared? (That was a note of sarcasm)

    August 18, 2009 at 8:42 am |
  2. Bill Foster

    unemployment rate 9.5 that not counting the unemployed people that their insurance ran out. More homeless than you know

    August 18, 2009 at 7:26 am |
  3. ronvan

    As I have said before, we can go around the world to help others, but at home, it is none of our business! I will not be happy until all of these "do gooders" start spending their money and efforts on the homeless in AMERICA! It is so hypocritical and beyond comprehension.

    August 17, 2009 at 5:41 pm |