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Jan C. Scruggs, visits the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Scruggs, who led efforts to build the memorial on the National Mall, is calling for a national memorial for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, even though violence in those countries is still claiming the lives of service members. The Commemorative Works Acts stipulates that a decade must pass before work can begin on a memorial, but supporters of the idea say the war on terror may never end. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Bloomberg)–Almost a third of U.S. veterans in civilian jobs hide their war injuries from employers and many downplay their military service to get along with co-workers, according to a new study by the Center for Talent Innovation.

Minority veterans are more uneasy at work than whites, the survey said. More than 40 percent of Hispanic veterans said they try to mask their experience as soldiers to avoid being judged as gun-loving or aggressive.

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