Veterans Coming Home

Why do people enlist in the military?

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 48s

Each year, more than 150,000 people enlist in the U.S. military. Why do they volunteer for such a tough job? Some argue that military recruits are mostly poor, uneducated minorities who don’t have other options. Is this true? We took a look at the data to find out who’s enlisting and why. The reality might surprise you. What do you think? Did you enlist (or know someone who did)?

Aired: 06/20/16

Rating: NR

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VETERANS COMING HOME (VCH) is a project by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Kindling Group, and Wisconsin Public Television.