Back Home, and Homeless

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    This was a good read and I thought I would share it.

    Back Home, and Homeless

    Back Home, and Homeless - NYTimes.com
     
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    The article struck me because I can relate to how this Soldier had trouble adjusting after he returned from deployment, I also separated from the service after a deployment to Kuwait and Iraq and getting re-adjusted to life in the States is very difficult, and its easy to make mistakes and end up on the wrong side of the law.
     
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    "if you're poor it's your own fault". The hero of Americas homeless and homewith, with wheels.
     
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    Lots of vets can't come to grips with life back home. It's amazing people are so cold about the homeless.
     
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    Come again?:confused:
     
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    Its hard re-adjusting when you come back State side, when you separate from the service right after a deployment its even more difficult because you lose the support from the Military and your unit, without a support system it is very easy to fall through the cracks.
     
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    This is what happpened to my son, rough going for awhile, but he has a very supportive
    family, and life-long brothers from the Marines, and that is what helped him get through it all. I hope you are doing well!
     
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    Happened to me back in the late 70s.

    Getting back inside is harder than most who haven't been in that position can possibly imagine.

    And in this economy?

    Hell, folks its gotta be even harder.
     
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    I am fine thanks for asking, I am glad to hear your son is doing well.
     

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