I too was in the Army in 1972, and saw the elephant! I have never ever been thanked for my service, No, not ever, that is, If you don't count my wife. I did however have a few ruff spots while walking through some airports. Got to where I would not wear my uniform when going home on leave. Some knew anyway because of my extremely short hair cut, which was a dead give-away in those days. The discontent in our society was bad enough that some stores who catered to military soldiers sold (advertised) wigs for off duty wear or while on leave. Stupid idea in my opinion. But I did know some who bought them.
Now, please recognize that I'm not looking to get thanked now. so please don't. It wouldn't feel right now and besides, those days are long gone, at least until I got the chance to visited the Vietnam wall while in DC a few years ago. Bummer! Anyway what I'm really interested in, is rick the plumber's statement that the VA will help vets. I do not have a service connected injury or disability. I have been under the direct impression that the VA will not help you unless you do. I was given this impression directly by the VA hospital. Has something change in the past ten years or so? I'm interested because I would like to get my right eye fixed but can't afford the $3,000 to get it done right now. I should contact them again?
Thanks for the information,
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