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    Inside USA - America's struggling 'vets' - 19 Aug 08 - Pt 1

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Despite the culture of veneration for the men and women in uniform, life for US veterans is often grim.

    Physical and mental illness are common, and on any given night, nearly 300,000 vets, many of them who served in Vietnam, are homeless.

    This week on Inside USA, we look at how a new generation of soldiers, is experiencing many of the same realities.