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Dialogue: Veterans Coming Home


Depending on how you count, one percent (or less) of America's total population currently serves in a branch of the country's armed forces. Even when you include veterans, the figure is still just about seven percent. That group - the nation's current and former service members - is a small fraction, but its needs are great. And unique.

This edition of Dialogue explores the landscape that awaits veterans coming home.

Our guests are Lyle Allen, an Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient who served in Iraq in 2004 and 2005; and Kaureen Victor, a five-year Navy veteran who worked at the Pentagon and aboard the U.S.S. Philippine Sea. They discuss what veterans encounter when coming home from deployment, or when leaving the service.