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A Story from Our Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program: Jim Keller

When Jim Keller returned from Vietnam, he wasn't greeted at the airport by throngs of loving community members. In fact, he wasn't thanked for his service for nearly 30 years. "We were not treated very well at all. Our country was in disarray," he says. "You almost didn't tell people you were a Vietnam veteran. I was bitter about the war." Over the years, he says he "mellowed out," but he never forgot how it felt to come home and feel unwelcome.