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To date more than 27,000 men and women have been wounded in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

The amputation rate of wounded soldiers in Iraq has doubled from previous wars to 6% of those injured.

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

In 2000, there were 5.7 million World War II veterans living in the United States, 200,000 of whom were women.

U.S. Census Bureau

45 percent of homeless veterans suffer from mental illness.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

500,000 veterans experience homelessness each year.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

1 in 3 homeless males are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

85 percent of veterans earned a high school diploma or GED, compares with 56 percent of non-veterans.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

76 percent of veterans experience alcohol, drug, or mental health problems.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

24.9 million military veterans live in the United States.

Senior Journal

30 percent of Vietnam veterans experienced post-traumatic stress disorder at some point after the war.

Mental Health Source