More than 25 percent of the homeless population in the United States are military veterans, although they represent only 11 percent of the civilian adult population .
On any given night last year, nearly 196,000 veterans slept on the street, in a shelter or in transitional housing, the study by the Homelessness Research Institute found. About 44,000 to 64,000 veterans are classified as "chronically homeless" -- homeless for long periods or repeatedly. Other veterans -- nearly 468,000 -- are experiencing "severe housing cost burden," or paying more than half their income for housing, thereby putting them at a high risk for homelessness.
Some veterans find themselves in a catch-22, not able to find a job because of the lack of an apartment, and not being able to get an apartment because of not having a job .
Fight and die for YOUR country , indeed .