Veterans Interest Newsletter Issue 43
Joel Kupersmith, M.D.
Topics include the introduction of the Georgetown Anthropology 264 course will teach students about veterans' anthropology and history by examining the roles, identities and lived experiences of veterans, stories of veterans at the Holyoke Vertans Home in Massachusetts who contracted and died from COVID-19, a list from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) containing updated statistics on those veterans and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 along with statistics on hospitalizations and new staff hires to treat COVID-19 patients, a story about the recent death of Irene Triplett who was the last living Civil War Pension recipient, how D-Day is being celebrated in 2020 amidst the pandemic, how the U.S. is dealing with swastikas on the gravestones from non-U.S. military members who are buried in the U.S., the death of women's veteran advocate June Willenz, the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa, the resumption of gatherings for committal services in most states, and figures on the unemployment rate of veterans for the month of May 2020. Includes statistics from the VA on benefits provided to survivors of veterans from the Spanish-American War to current conflicts.
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