Homeless Veterans From Vietnam War 1964-1989 By: hailEe feltner

The homeless veterans from the Vietnam War had many significant impacts on today's life. 18 year-old men could be drafted and forced to risk their lives in the war without the privilege of voting. This put pressure on legislators to lower the voting age nation wide. Congress passed the 26th amendment in March 1971. Because of those who suffered from PTSD and turned to drugs, this brough attention to the problem for today's soldiers. Vet Centers became established in 1979 where veterans could get treatment and help with their disabilities.

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"Vietnam War Veterans." The Vietnam War. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2017.

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