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4 Common Myths About Veterans | Michael G. Sheppard
Michale G. Sheppard
M Y T H S A B O U T V E T E R A N S
Although there are 22 million veterans in the United States and two holidays dedicated to those
who have served, there are still a few myths associated with veterans. The following are the
most popular of those myths and why they are far from the truth.
M Y T H # 1 :
E V E R Y
V E T E R A N H A S
P T S D .
Post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD) is a pressing issue within
the veteran community. While
serving the country, many
servicemen and servicewomen will
witness death and violence up
Sometimes witnessing these
experiences can lead to PTSD.
However, not every person who has
served will return home with PTSD.
M Y T H # 2 :
V E T E R A N S
W H O H A V E
P T S D A R E
V I O L E N T .
Although not every veteran will
have PTSD, there are those who
suffer from the disorder.
A common association with PTSD is
that it makes people violent and
irrational. Less than 8% of PTSD
patients have violent outbursts.
M Y T H # 3 :
T H E R E A R E
B A R E L Y A N Y
F E M A L E
V E T E R A N S .
Women have been working
alongside men on the battlefield
since the Revolutionary War,
American Civil War, and the Spanish
In the United States (including
Puerto Rico and Foreign Terrorities)
you can find almost 2 million
M Y T H # 4 :
V E T E R A N S
G E T H I R E D
E A S I L Y A F T E R
R E T U R N I N G
H O M E .
When veterans begin their job
search after serving, they often find
that the skills they used in combat
don’t easily transition to a typical 9
Employers may also be
apprehensive about hiring a veteran
due to upcoming deployments or
stereotypes surrounding veterans.