"I felt the duty to repay my dues to a country that accepted me as one of their own"
"It was a long difficult road, and I would do it again if somebody asked me to."
"Seven years of recovery and now I've got three years of Dean's list"
"I was made for the Marine Corps but it was not made for me."
"What I miss most about Afghanistan is the bonding you have with the other guys."
"We have sweeps, bomb sniffing dogs, that kind of stuff."
"They will be my friends for life. They’ll be my family for life."
"I used to be a real patient dude, but that's gone away."