Ya know, I had an experience with a Vietnam Vet for several years until he finally died from his wounds. I felt so deeply for that man when no others would care to be around him. He was drafted at around 19 years of age and went right over after basic training. It wasn't long on his first mission he was following a officer into the field and the officer stepped on a mine. The officer was killed outright and Mickey was wounded from head to foot on his right side. One eye, right arm, testicles, right leg and foot all shattered. They flew him to the states where he died a couple of times and they managed to bring him back each time. Physically he was mess and that is why people sort of shunned him. He live with his younger brother who was mentally challenged. The wife and I would help him as much as we could by fixing things in his, home erecting fences, etc. Elsie would cook for him and have the boys over for a good meal every once in a while. He wasn't a joy to be around always but he never got on the 'Why me' thing, or held anyone responsible for his state of affairs. He just kept on truckin and really appreciated the help.
I think that more people should get involved in helping these vets that are hurt be it mentally or physically. They didn't want to get into that state but they are there and they need help, God knows.