Needs by War or Trauma

Being knowledgeable about wars and traumas can help hospice professionals understand how Veterans view their end of life experience.

The U.S. entered the war in December 1941 following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Before it was over, Americans had fought on the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa and in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 when North Korea, under a communist government, invaded South Korea.

Peacekeeping (Cold War)
The Cold War generally refers to the period of tension between the U.S., its allies and the Soviet bloc from the end of World War II in 1945 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s.

The Vietnam War was one of the longest and most unpopular wars in which Americans ever fought. The first combat troops arrived in 1965 and fought the war until the cease-fire of January 1973.

Gulf War
The 1991 Gulf War was considered a brief and successful military operation with few injuries and deaths of U.S. troops.

Afghanistan (OEF) / Iraq (OIF)
Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the United States responded by deploying military personnel in Southwest Asia.

Former POWs
More than one-half million Americans have been captured and interned as Prisoners of War since the American Revolution.