Good question ? And as many answers as there are people
to offer an answer.
My own opinion is the degradation of personal responsibility
and loss of respect for authority thruout society that
took root during the '60s and '70's. Add to this the
Mouth full of want, and Hand full of gimmee attitude.
The idea that government should provide everything to all.
I acknowledge there are many homeless and addicted veterans
out there mixed in the larger crowd that were never in
I was infantry in Korea '50 - '51, and '51 - '52, and
later Vietnam full tour in the mid-'60s. I, nor any of
my friends or associates, were unable to cope in society
upon our return, or later. I'm not disallowing problems
for some, but I fail to appreciate the continual crying.
There are too many out there making good livings thru
their efforts to stir up sympathy for veterans. Sympathy
unwanted and shied away from by most.
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