The team decided to do an episode on veterans even though it isn’t released on Veteran’s Day because they felt you don’t need just one day to appreciate the fine men and women who have served our country.
- They serve our country and then many come back home to try and live a normal life. Many are successful at this and many are not.
- You might be asking why we’ve decided to do an episode on veterans, especially because it’s not being recorded or published on veterans day. Well that’s because like events such as valentine’s day, where you really shouldn’t wait for that one day to appreciate the person you love, we felt you don’t need just one day to appreciate the fine men and women who have served our country.
- So here we are, putting out an episode that should spark your interest any day of the year.
Veteran Stats: According to Veteransdayguide.com
- Roughly about 400,000 members of the United States Armed forces were killed during World War II.
- On an average 35% of the veterans living today had served in the United States military during the Vietnam War...
- 1 million living veterans in the United States of America have served during at least one war.
- Out of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II (1941-1945), only about 620,000 are still alive.
- Giving all war veterans proper medical and health care facilities was quite tough back then as the number of injured veterans was very high. In 1930 there were only 54 hospitals in the VA healthcare system.
- Oldest US Vet that lived was Richard Overton who died when he was 112 years old on December 27th 2018
- Served in the Army at age 36 just after WWII started
- He was forced into a service unit because he was African American where he served on burial detail, base security, and a jeep driver for a lieutenant while at Pearl harbor after the pearl harbor attacks.
- Was an expert marksman and was a rifleman during combat too.
- After leaving the military he went back home to Austin, built his house, started a furniture business and later worked for the state treasury department
- Descendant from slaves who came from the Judge John Overton plantation, Mr. Overton was born in Austin Texas on May 11th, 1906
- A time when Roosevelt was presedent
- Albert Einstein had published his theory of relativity
- The Model T by ford hadn’t even been made yet