San Diego 'Stand Down': record 1,003 homeless vets
Howard Simpson, a U.S. Army veteran, shows off a 1969 picture from Life magazine that shows him standing behind entertainer Bob Hope in Vietnam. At right is Garrett Miller, of the U.S. Navy, who helped Simpson, a former sergeant, shop for new clothes at Stand Down. — Peggy Peattie
July 18, 2011 - A record 1,003 homeless veterans in search of help getting off the streets attended the 24th annual Stand Down event over the weekend.
Last year, 947 people checked in at the athletic fields of San Diego High School for the activity, which brings together groups that assist veterans and the homeless in one location for three days.
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