From the veterans of the Revolutionary War-- denied pay owed them for their service, without compensation for life long injuries they sustained--to the war damaged men and women vets of Iraq and Afghanistan who slept on the streets last night, the neglect and abuse of veterans in the U.S. is one more hidden history of hypocrisy, exploitation and shame.
Veterans are allotted just enough to insure they won't become the vanguard of a revolution. Without the fear of insurrection by millions returning from Europe and the Pacific, there would never have been a G.I. Bill after WWII. No need to include Afro-Americans... it was safe to assume that white fear of holding and protecting their own privilege would be enough keep blacks down.