Veteran Successes

Veteran Successes

Vietnam Veterans represented 9.7% of their generation.

Vietnam Veterans have a lower unemployment rate than the same non-vet age groups.

Vietnam Veterans’ personal income exceeds that of our non-veteran age group by more than 18 percent.

87% of Americans hold Vietnam Veterans in high esteem.

There is no difference in drug usage between Vietnam Veterans and non-Vietnam Veterans of the same age group (Source: Veterans Administration Study).

Vietnam Veterans are less likely to be in prison – only one-half of one percent of Vietnam Veterans have been jailed for crimes.

85% of Vietnam Veterans made successful transitions to civilian life.

97% of Vietnam Veterans were honorably discharged.

91% of Vietnam Veterans say they are glad they served.

74% say they would serve again, even knowing the outcome.

One thought on “Veteran Successes

  1. As a Viet Nam Vet myself (class of ’68), I was proud to served as one of 50 “Jobs For Veterans” Program Managers for the National Alliance of Business, from ’76 to ’81. I had to deal with the then bad image that Viet Vets had. I had to “train” employers that Viet Vets were better than civilians. Sure we had some problems, due to bad press, but in the long run, they did make better employees. I ran one of the first PTSD “Rap” groups for Vets with readjustment problems, but they too became very valuable and valued employees as well as citizens. Steve


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