I am a combat veteran with 11 years of service mixed in between the Army and Navy Reserves (Green side). I deployed to Iraq as a combat medic with the 855 MP CO in '09. We were lucky enough to have no KIA while deployed, but have lost too many since I've been home. I will be walking for SPC Chris Berghaus who we lost way too soon shortly after we got back.
I am married with 3 children and work as a Project Manager in the IT sector. It was a difficult transition for me to civilian life and almost became a statistic but though the support of my battle buddies and the Veteran Crisis line, I am still here. With the help of my fellow brothers/sister vets, I stay grounded and utilize my counseling. All I currently do is work and do family time, with my hobbies being limited but I have my 2 year old to keep me busy.