Slideshow: From the battlefields to the streets of LA
· March 3, 2015
Photos to accompany Lena Nozizwe’s piece investigating issues of homelessness among veterans in Los Angeles. Her piece can be heard here.
Every Sunday for almost seven years Robert Rosebrock has protested in front of the West LA VA campus. One of his protest signs reads “Open These Gates!”
Activist and Army veteran Robert Rosebrock says a laundry, bird sanctuary and baseball field have no place on the land deeded to veterans.
During the day Donald Bayer sits on the cardboard he sleeps on at night. He says he has been homeless since 2007.
A cardboard sign under the freeway bridge near the West LA VA campus asks for help and shares a blessing.
The size of the group of veterans protesting in front of the West LA VA campus for almost seven years varies from week to week.
Veteran Donald Bayer, standing under the LA freeway where he lives, says sickness led to his hospitalization and then homelessness.
Veteran Michael Aldrich says he has been on the streets for some 20 years. He says recently he received a Section 8 voucher and he credits
the Obama administration for helping him finally find shelter in LA.