Veterans Organizations And Their Qualities

By Michael Watson


Outfits that are tasked to be for military personnel who have served America and its military organizations are many and varied. These will be groups with goals, an advocacy or a general focus on things like health. Those that have long been established have many members, and they operate on a non prejudicial basis, without special requirements and the like.

The standard vet outfits are those like the Army and Navy Union of the United States of America. Vietnam veterans organizations are numerous, because there are still many survivors of the war who are alive. And there a lot more because of the many political personal, social and political factors that have grown out of the conflict.

Organizations that can be called healthy may be the kind serving as reserves for specific units or general classifications. These units can be army divisions or naval squadrons that the members once fought for. This also means that reservists are certainly fit enough to serve again, but since Vietnam was not a popular conflict, there might be less of these.

This unpopularity gave impetus to the making of more organizations for Vietnam vets, groups that might even have an underground agenda. They can sometimes be so marginalized because they are after a form of justice that can only be served by violence. Many if not all of these are not mentioned or even listed in official or recognized lists.

State, local or federal agencies will always have groups of vets that they acknowledge or recognize, because they have defended American honor and freedom. The need is to have ties maintained and relationships occasionally renewed because America knows how to honor all that has served her. However, a lot of requirements may apply when it comes to government giving money or any kind of aid to a group.

There are orgs for vets who are members of a race or ethnic group, and these may be fighting a different kind of war for equal opportunity and treatment. Outfits like these can include those who are affiliated to religious denominations of brotherhoods. Those people who served during Vietnam may find these comforting enough after the political battles done by protest organizations.

It is good to also note how Vietnam is just one war among many Americans participated in, and a lot of association were found long before it. Vets are also very clubby types that often want the company of their own or even those with the same professional specialties who have seen war, like correspondents or artillerymen, say. And these associations will have the most sterling goals.

The qualities of these organizations are often those that enable or help other veterans. So they will have support services or programs for the disabled, for those who have died and left families, and those who are finding it hard to reintegrate into society. PTSD, a psychological condition brought on by war trauma was a thing first discovered in Vietnam combat vets.

One good organization that came out of the war in question is Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. And this is probably one the biggest orgs focused so. The members can have served in Vietnamese rice paddies, but this is not an exclusive thing, or even a requirement for them to help. Most groups, in fact, know that they have to help out any war vet that needs it.




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