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Darryl Vincent

The chief operating officer of U.S. VETS helps military veterans down on their luck

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 15, 2013

~~<p>Darryl Vincent sees it every day in the faces of the homeless veterans who come through the doors of the shelters run by the U.S. Veterans Initiative. They need both professional help and moral support, and the ones best equipped to give them the latter are other veterans.</p>
<p>Vincent, 44, is a single dad who has to dart around Ewa to be a part of his two sons' schooling, athletics and other activities, but it's clear that heading the Hawaii office of the initiative, better known as U.S. VETS, is a consuming occupation. He has been with the agency for a decade, but last year was named chief operating officer of the three Oahu shelters. His years with the Marine Corps did not include combat duty, but the military experience gives him an affinity for some of what the clients are going through, if not the post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).</p>
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Darryl Vincent sees it every day in the faces of the homeless veterans who come through the doors of the shelters run by the U.S. Veterans Initiative. They need both professional help and moral support, and the ones best equipped to give them the latter are other veterans.

Vincent, 44, is a single dad who has to dart around Ewa to be a part of his two sons' schooling, athletics and other activities, but it's clear that heading the Hawaii office of the initiative, better known as U.S. VETS, is a consuming occupation. He has been with the agency for a decade, but last year was named chief operating officer of the three Oahu shelters. His years with the Marine Corps did not include combat duty, but the military experience gives him an affinity for some of what the clients are going through, if not the post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Login for more...



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