Vietnam-Era Veteran

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Vietnam-Era Veteran

A person who served in the United States Armed Forces in Vietnam between 1964 and 1975. Because of the controversy surrounding the Vietnam War, these veterans were sometimes mistreated upon their return home. However, the Vietnam-Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act gives these veterans preference in the award of federal contracts.
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A professional psychologist, he was most noted for bringing the needs of Vietnam-era veterans to the public's attention.
And, most importantly, thank you to the Vietnam-era veterans and their families who join us - you honor us with your presence.
org) is the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families.
Very few World War II and Korean War veterans are still in the labor force, and the majority of the Vietnam-era veterans are at or nearing retirement age.
Two large black granite stones measuring 51/2 feet tall by 71/2 feet wide at the monument contain more than 400 names of local Vietnam-era veterans.
Researchers have found that Vietnam-era veterans with more experiences involving killing in war were twice as likely to have reported suicidal thoughts as veterans who had fewer or no experiences killing in war.
Underlying this research is the question of what is unique about Vietnam or Vietnam-era veterans to help explain a high prevalence of hepatitis C which was not observed in World War II or Korean era veterans, said Professor Waters who is also Staff Hepatologist, Memphis Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Centre Associate.
PTSD is an ongoing concern for Vietnam veterans, and today, Vietnam-era veterans still constitute the largest group of veterans receiving VA care for PTSD.
OIF/OEF veterans tied this pride to their military training and their upbringings, whereas male Vietnam-era veterans associated self-reliant pride with their social role as providers and their cultural heritages.
For many Vietnam-era veterans and their families, the unofficial motto is "never again.
One population-based survey of Vietnam-era veterans found that those with combat-related PTSD were significantly less likely to be employed than those without PTSD and PTSD diagnosis was associated with a lower hourly wage among those in the competitive workforce [3].
This study uses data from the Current Population Survey for 1989, 1999, and 2003 to explore differences between male veterans and their nonveteran peers in the risk of nonemployment across age and racial/ethnic groups in the United States After July 1, 2001, there was a substantial increase in the number of Vietnam-era veterans awarded Veterans Administration (VA) disability compensation, possibly in part because veterans diagnosed with diabetes who served in Vietnam became eligible for disability compensation without having to prove exposure to Agent Orange.
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