AMERICAN NOTES: Day of the Vietvets

By presidential proclamation, Viet Nam Veterans Day was observed last week, marking one year since the last U.S. troops left Nam— after a rankling, costly 9½-year war. Yet the war's devastation was still making itself felt among many of the nation's 2.5 million Viet Nam war veterans. No fewer than 23,000 are totally disabled. A full 10% of all veterans in the 20 to 24 age bracket are jobless. The most bitter complaint for many centers on college and vocational education. They quite properly ask how a Vietvet is supposed to pay for tuition, books, rent and personal expenses...

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