"The rate I was going I wasn’t going to end up anywhere five star, you know?"
"Join the military and get out of poverty because that was the lifestyle that Lynn brought to my family."
"We are not getting into our career field for the safety of it."
"You don't necessarily hear too much about the military assisting people."
"As smart as I thought I was, my kids knew from day one there was something wrong."
"I figured the military would buy me some time to sort of figure out what I was doing."
"After awhile you just kinda don't care. What are the odds if they haven’t hit us yet?"
"The biggest risk the US has now is trying to solve too many of the world’s problems militarily."
"I’m a student, I’m a veteran, I’m not active duty. This is me now."
"I didn't know how to deal with the things that we had seen, that we had experienced."
"I'm still going to be me but I'm going to do it the right way."
"You have to pay attention to what you're doing. You have to know where you are."
"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."