Iraq Vets Go Homeless
From the New York Daily News
New wars swell ranks of lost vets
Ex-G.I.s fight to survive on home front
BY CORKY SIEMASZKO
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Ten years after the U.S. pulled out of Vietnam, an army of shell-shocked veterans began reporting to homeless shelters.
Now those desperate ranks are being joined by veterans of conflicts where the guns are still blazing - the Iraq and Afghan wars.
And social workers fear the trickle of stunned soldiers returning from Baghdad and Kabul has the potential to become a tragic tide.
"The Iraq vets are showing up now, and asking for help now," said Yogin Ricardo Singh of the Brooklyn-based Black Veterans for Social Justice. "What surprises me is how young they are."