If you're interested in a raw, firsthand perspective of what our heroes face when they return home from battle, you need to read this. This one was very personal to me. I was a sophomore in high school on 9/11. A lot of folks I went to school with signed up as soon as they had the opportunity. I know one of the writers very well and am proud to call him a friend. I've seen the battles and demons he and many others faced coming home to a broken VA system over-burdened from, now, nearly two decades of conflict. I saw also the less than warm reception our Vets received when coming home and the loss and hopelessness they faced transitioning to civilian life in the worst job market our country has ever seen. These accounts are raw, emotional. Salute these folks and follow their stories.