MISSOULA — Paul Barnes didn’t expect to be homeless.

After serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Barnes returned home and moved to North Dakota, enrolled in college with the help of the GI Bill, started a business, and bought a house. Eventually he moved to Chinook, Montana – a small town not far from the Canadian border – to live with his retired parents.

“It was a wonderful time in my life,” Barnes said.

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