Community August 28
Helping vets get back on their feet
VENETA —So often, it’s a cruel fact of life that our veterans -- the heroic men and women who survived while fighting for our country -- find themselves back in harm’s way once they return to civilian life.
Whether it’s problems related to PTSD, drug and alcohol abuse, or a U-pick-’em list of mental-health issues, many vets wind up homeless or incarcerated. In fact, Oregon has the nation’s highest percentage -- 19% -- of imprisoned vets. (Colorado, with 11%, is the next highest.)