Family roles durasticaly changed during the Vietnam war. As all men above the age of 18 were drafted for the Army women had to take up the job of earning income at home as well as producing the goods needed to fuel the war. This is much like what happened in WWI where the men went off to war and women had to take up the jobs of the men in their wake. Many women volunteered for the army as nurses to take care of the wounded soldiers.
Re-integration back into Society
Integration back into society was very hard for veteranns of the Vietnam war. While the graphic above shows that only 15% had difficulty transitioning, that in out of the 2.7 million people who served. America was very divided on the Vietnam war where some people praised the veterans, others treated them like vermin. As a result of the war being very unpopular the American public tried to forget about the war and with it the veterans that served. America at the time lacked the technology and facilities to care for veterans that needed care and were left to their own devises.
While the outward purpose of fighting the Vietnam war was to prevent northern communist Vietnam from covering southern Vietnam to a communist country, the actual reason was for the American government to force an explosion in growth for the economy.