"I used to be a punk and then I went to basic training."
"I felt the duty to repay my dues to a country that accepted me as one of their own"
"You have no idea what they’ve seen, what they’ve heard, or what they’ve had to do."
"I've had four or five guys that I served with who committed suicide."
"You have to take it from the military. It’s not just going to give it to you."
"I just get it done, and I try to plan my time accordingly."
"You kind of make it harder for yourself if you don’t work within the system"
They were telling us conflict was not going to have any clear cut victory anymore.