Veterans Interest Newsletter Issue 45
Joel Kupersmith, M.D.
Topics include a new course initiated at Georgetown entitled Veterans: Hero, Victim, Threat offered in the Anthropology Department, an update on COVID-19 care numbers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), unemployment rates among the veteran population, the "New Collars" workers movement in the tech industry eliminating college degree requirements for certain jobs, an article on the military service of Director Steven Spielberg's father Arnold Spielberg who died in August 2020, an article on the capture of Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo in 1945 by two U.S. intelligence officers, and the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Major Thomas "Pat" Payne for his role in helping to free 70 hostages held by ISIS and awaiting execution in 2015. Also includes statistics from the Department of Housing and Urban Development on the drop in homeless rates in the U.S., including that of the veteran population.
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