by Bill Batson
“When I was coming up, practically every adult male was a veteran,” said Vietnam veteran Jerry Donnellan. Over 30 million Americans fought in World War II, Vietnam and Korea. Only 2.2 million have served in our 13 year-long conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Veterans are treated better today than those who returned from the unpopular Vietnam War, but their position is tougher. The economy is the problem.” Donnellan is working to mitigate the impacts of this new dynamic as director of the County of Rockland Veterans Service Agency.