My name is Denise McCarson, I served in the Arizona Army National Guard from 2008-2015. I was on one deployment to Afghanistan as anE-3, E-4 from January 2011 to February 2012. I reside in Arizona and was medically retired in March 2015. I tried to work for about a month when I got back but that did not go to well, so I do the retired thing and deal with the VA.
I still struggle with the day to day civilian life but I have great family support that deals with my differentness. My immediate family includes my husband, dad and mom, two adult children, four grandchildren and son-in-law. My hobbies vary on my state of mind. I have a wide range of artistic doo dads, photography, exploring my Country, painting, crocheting, sewing, make survival bracelets, make holiday things, and Facebook.
I am walking in Honor and remembrance of SSG Matty T. USMC and to bring awareness, understanding and prevention of Veteran suicide and those impacted by it. Together we can bring hope to families and winning the war against this battle.