"I was in front-line combat during Desert Storm, and what I saw over there messed with this 22-year-old guy's head. I came back with PTSD. Anger, irritability, depression, nightmares, and flashbacks. I self-medicated with alcohol for 20 years. My wife left me, but I don't blame her; I would have left me too. I ended up homeless in 2010, but now I'm receiving disability benefits through the VA."