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Once Homeless San Diego Marine Now Hot Sauce Businessman (Video)

Former Marine Mike Hanes fought in the Iraq War. When he returned to San Diego in 2004 he found himself searching for a purpose in life. He wasn't able to hold down a job because of anger issues that stayed with him after combat. Hanes was homeless for two years while he attended college.

But Hanes used what he learned in the Marine Corps' Survival, Evasion,Resistance and Escape ...

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New Report: 76,000 Vets Homeless on Any Given Night

When you walk past a homeless person on the streets of Anytown, USA, there's at least a 1-in-10 chance that human being is a veteran who served our country. A new government report finds roughly 76,000 veterans are sleeping on the streets on any given night.

The study is the result of a first-time collaboration between the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans ...

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Homeless Veteran Population Growing at Alarming Rate

The "60 Minutes" piece on Sunday about the Veterans Village of San Diego's annual Stand Down event for homeless veterans reported that the number of homeless young veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is already 9,000. It's a staggering number and one that unfortunately is likely to grow substantially as more of our troops come home physically and emotionally damaged and ill-equipped to deal with ...

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Documentary on Homeless Veterans More Timely Than Ever

"When I Came Home" is a powerful 2006 documentary about homeless veterans in America: from those who served in Vietnam to those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The film looks at the challenges faced by returning combat veterans and the battle many must fight for the benefits promised to them from the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration.

The film, which Variety called "angry and urgent," and New York ...

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100,000 Homeless Vets Each Night

Excellent piece from IPS on this week's 'Stand Down' in Northern California. Stand Downs are events where homeless veterans are given access to good food, clean clothes, showers and beds, and even access to lawyers and judges to address outstanding warrants and other legal problems.

Nationally, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that on any given night more than 100,000 veterans are homeless, with double that number ...

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