Figueroa's four-part series has ripped the cover off a corrupt branch of the veterans' benefits system, transforming the national conversation about why so many of our soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are being denied disability benefits and medical care.
If you don't know the answers before you give them your hard-earned money, you may be buying ghost poop. Here is a list of a few veterans' service organizations having a strong and honorable history of addressing veteran's homelessness and the surrounding issues.
For anyone who knows a combat veteran, has served in a war zone or feels a need to better understand what it means to be a modern soldier, Lori Holyfield's Veterans' Journey Home is a timely and valuable resource.
As a nation, we need to provide our veterans with productive jobs back in society. Only a strong moral commitment from both business and government can achieve this. All of us need to work towards this end.