Ever since the war started in Afghan and Iraq the national guards of the United States have been deployed there. About 160,000 guards have served in Iraq and Afghan and around 100,000 are yet to return. Wounded soldiers of the war after their comeback from combat zones struggle to return to normal civilian life because of the trauma and the hardships they had undergone during war. Many of them are disabled for life by loosing a limb, have suffered burns or have to face the reality of spending the rest of their lives in a wheel chair. They also suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Many veterans have just one weekend in a month to spend time with their families and their long absence during war times creates severe strain on their family members and their return home after being in the war zone for a longtime can make reintegration into their families and jobs a very difficult process.
Grew discontent when they could not find a decent employment to support their standard of living. They formed great protest movements such as the BONUS ARMY to claim a bonus which the congress has promised them.
After the Second World War many states set up their own veterans organizations such as the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign war organization which had the GI bill enforced and enacted which gave veterans free access to education and health care for the betterment of their lives. This created tremendous economic impact on their lives and with the housing loans available they were able to build houses and establish themselves in a safe and secure environment.
The Iraq war veteran’s organization was founded on April 12, 2003 to make sure that war veterans returning from Iraq would be assisted by the government so that they can have productive and fulfilling lives back in their home town.
For a veteran who is at least 25 years, has served in the military force, is married and a parent who would like to go to school after an absence of