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GI Junkies: The Forgotten Veterans

Originally released in 1976, GI Junkies: The Forgotten Veterans is a film by Richard Kotuk which examines the crisis that was the return of Vietnam veterans who received no hero’s welcome because of their addiction to drugs. They were also stripped of their educational and medical benefits due this.

In the summer of 1971, when the United States involvement in the Vietnam war was near its peak, Nixon’s government set about commissioning a research project which revealed that when confronted by the trauma of losing a war and having limitless access to cheap drugs that ten of thousands of American troops had become addicted to heroin

There was a fear that this would result in a flood of returning junkies who would wreak havoc on society, overwhelming drug treatment services and triggering a crime wave. After conducting a study of nearly 14,000 soldiers who were approaching the end of their tours of duty they quickly realised that they had massively underestimated the scale of hard drug use.

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  1. LOOK AROUND, CHECK OUT THE VIDEO TOO. THEY ARE

  2. THESE SOLDIERS ARE OCKSUCKERS.

  3. YOU AMERICANS ARE A MIX OF RACES WHO CAN”T BE neither RACIST nor PATRIOTS. WHICH MEANS THE SAME THING. RACIST MEANS PATRIOT. AMERICANS ARE A BUNCH OF rats who fled their countries) you have jews) AND THEY ALL NEED A GOOD WAR SOMETIMES)

  4. THEY ARE SERIAL KILLERS and should die FOR KILLING PEOPLE. people get death sentences for this. GET LOCKED FOR LIFE. FOR KILLING THEIR PRESIENT’S ENEMIES. ask your shrink, and THEN THE CHURCH

  5. Thanks for sharing this. They’re are so many broken veterans now that we need to take care of too.