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Young Homeless Veterans On Rise In Arizona | Phoenix , Arizona | KPHO 5 CBS

PHOENIX, ARIZONA — When you think of a soldier returning from war, you probably imagine a glorious homecoming with friends and family there. But that’s not always the case.

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Homeless Vets Find Shelter From Cold | San Diego , California | NBC San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — Homeless veterans lined up to reserve a bed in San Diego’s only seasonal shelter for veterans living on the streets.

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Homeless Veterans Have A New Home | Grand Junction , Colorado | KJCT8

GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO — Rodger Holmes is one of 15 veterans that will be moving into St. Martin Place on Friday. “For about a year I have been homeless,” Holmes said. “And it’s been an experience which I would not trade for anything because I’ve learned so much about myself and about life.”

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Veteran Says Homelessness ‘Just Snuck In’ | Boston , Massachusetts | WCVB TV Boston 5

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — David Keeling, 52, is still getting accolades Wednesday for turning in a woman’s stolen purse. Keeling, a Navy veteran who has been homeless for nearly seven years, said it never occurred to him to do anything differently because his mother, who ran a beauty salon out of the family’s Malden home when he was a child, told him to never touch a woman’s pocketbook.

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More Iraq And Afghanistan War Veterans Wind Up Homeless | USA Today

As wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, federal officials are seeing a growing number of young veterans on the street, according to a joint homeless study by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Veterans Affairs released Friday.

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Veterans More Likely To Be Homeless, Study Says | USA Today

Military veterans are much more likely to be homeless than other Americans, according to the government’s first in-depth study of homelessness among former servicemembers.

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Homeless Veterans Among Hundreds Seeking Help | Charleston, South Carolina | Post and Courier

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — A year ago, 1970s Army veteran Danny Brown was homeless and living in a tent in Savannah. He now is in Charleston, trying to get back on his feet. While Brown has seen a lot in the past 12 months, one troubling trend he has noticed is the growing number of younger vets also on the streets.

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More Women Falling Into Ranks Of Homeless Veterans | Fayetteville, North Carolina | Los Angeles Times

FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — As a soldier, Ruth Donaldson was an accomplished ammunition specialist. As a civilian, she became a stressed-out single mother struggling to find a job and raise her child. After a five-year stint in the Army, Donaldson lost her job at a gas station. She couldn’t pay her rent. She and her 6-year-old son ended up living in a Pontiac Grand Am, hungry, homeless and exhausted.

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Honoring Homeless Veterans: Operation Stand Down Huntsville Will Take Homeless Vets Off The Streets For A Weekend | Huntsville, Alabama | WHNT 19 News Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA — “Operation Stand Down Huntsville” will honor homeless veterans through an event of the same name. The goal is to make a sometimes forgotten group of people feel honored again. The weekend of October 21st, dozens of homeless vets will gather at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville.

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Homeless Veterans: Trying To Find Help and Hope | San Diego, California | CBSNews.com

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — One weekend a year, nearly a thousand military veterans assemble in a camp in San Diego. What brings them is what they have in common: they’re all homeless. The vets gather for something called “Stand Down,” started in 1988 by a soldier turned psychologist named Jon Nachison.

Then, it was an emergency response to homelessness among Vietnam vets but, all these years later, Nachison is welcoming the generation from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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