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May 05, 2010

The Real Return

There is growing concern about the number of veterans who are returning from war without work. A new study says 20% are without jobs. There's even a bill before Congress calling for more training and more assistance for vets. Javorn Drummond spent almost five years in the Army. He served in Iraq and ever since he got back, he's struggled to find his footing. After two years of unemployment, Javorn found himself living in a trailer with no heat or clean water. He was working at a hog processing plant. But Javorn has recently made a change. He is using his GI Bill to earn a degree. Jovorn's story is part of a new documentary How to Fold a Flag.

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