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Resource ID: #17693
Subject: Homelessness
Source: Westport
Date: December


Westport sheds light on the difficult lives of homeless veterans in Fairfield and Westport. The story reveals that "there are people ... who have lost jobs and apartments because of serious alcohol and drug problems and mental illnesses brought on by the trauma of fighting in a war..." The magazine reports on experts' estimates that "that about a third of all homeless people .. are veterans of military service." The story profiles John Richard Eula, a Vietnam veteran, who became homeless because of alcohol and drug abuse habits, acquired during his military service.

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