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Something to think about this Thanksgiving.

Staff Sergeant Michael Hall saw so many people die in Iraq he felt guilty about coming home alive. To dull the pain, he started doing, then dealing, methamphetamines. Within two years he was homeless – one of 400,000 homeless vets who sleep on America's streets every year.

You can see pictures of Staff Sergeant Hall and listen to his story here

Did you know?

One out of every three homeless men who is sleeping in a doorway, alley or box in our cities and rural communities has put on a uniform and served this country.

How well do you know your facts about U.S. veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan? Take the War Comes Home "Did You Know?" Quiz and find out!

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by Aaron Glantz, Author How America Lost Iraq

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Pacifica radio network reporter Aaron Glantz is author of the new book "How America Lost Iraq" (Tarcher/Penguin). More information at www.warcomeshome.org

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