Veterans Interest Newsletter Issue 47
Joel Kupersmith, M.D.
Topics include information on the first known American homeless veteran, Joseph Winter, who's story was discussed by Chief Veterans Affairs Historian Michael Visonage in the current Georgetown course on veterans (Anthropology 264: Veterans: Hero, Victim,Threat), an update on COVID-19 care numbers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), an article from The Washington Post about suicides amongst the veteran population during the COVID-19 pandemic including that of Marine Corp veteran Rory Hamill, efforts made by the Army National Guard to provide assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic both in the U.S. and overseas, a book review for a new novel written by Marine Corp veteran Phillip Klay entitled Missionaries, a list of local Veteran's Day events and how they are being celebrated in the midst of a pandemic, an announcement that Gold Star families and veterans will receive free access to National Parks, Refuges and other federal lands, unemployment rates in the veteran population as of October 2020, and an announcement from the Army Museum Enterprise that it is divesting itself of duplicate artifacts in its 46 museums around the world. Also include statistics from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Archives on public perception of the adequacy of veterans benefits in 1947 versus 2012.
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