Jamie has been homeless for 21 years.  He served as a marine in the Gulf War in 1991.  He was asked to leave the marines with a dishonorable discharge.  I asked him what he had done to deserve the dishonorable discharge he replied “that’s a long story”.  Jamie is what we called a the old days a hobo.  He doesn’t live in shelters he lives on the streets panhandling and at night he and a few others camp at the Hobo Jungle.  Jamie said he stays in Portland all years.  I had some idea where he stays.  I have seen evidence of others encampments like his around the area. 


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One Reply to “Jamie”

  1. Even though he is homeless, Jamie appears to be in good spirits. It is frightening to hear of hobo jungles and know that there are so many Jamies in our country.

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