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Vietnam-era veteran Terry Barnes lives at the Midwest Shelter of Homeless Veterans in Wheaton. He served in the Marines from 1975-1979. Barnes currently works as a chef at Edward Hines Jr. VA hospital in Hines and was planning to move into an apartment Dec. 1.

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When Terry Barnes finished his military service in 1979 he came home, married his high school sweetheart, had two children, bought a house and, as he says, started to live happily ever after. But after losing his wife, his job and his battle with sobriety over the past few decades, Barnes, 54, found himself homeless.
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    • Vietnam-era veteran Terry Barnes lives at the Midwest Shelter of Homeless Veterans in Wheaton. He served in the Marines from 1975-1979. Barnes currently works as a chef at Edward Hines Jr. VA hospital in Hines and was planning to move into an apartment Dec. 1.
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