Some of the Vietnam era veterans were fkd up before they entered the military lily. Many draft boards weren't very particular how they went about fulfilling their quotas and you may recall that judges would often forgo jail and even prison sentences for those who would enlist for military service.<quoted text>
I feel sad for them because many are Vietnam war veterans who returned with drug problems, mental health issues, ptsd, etc and were maybe rejected by their familes etc. However, if that person just chose to be homeless, I say, let them be. At least in Florida, there is food growing, oranges etc. and the weather is good, so they're not freezing to death.
Many troubled-homeless vets from that era did not serve in combat roles and some didn't even serve in Vietnam thus the term Vietnam "era" veterans.