My brother. He joined the Navy right out of high school and spent four years as an enlisted person. He didn't re-enlist but rather enrolled in college, using his GI-Bill. Our dad, who had retired from the Navy years before, told him he'd better re-enlist because he was too stupid to finish college. My brother not only went on to finish his BS but he now has TWO Masters and is now a retired Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserves. He served a deployment in Afghanistan several years ago, spending every day in the trauma OR there and he returned to our family, physically safe but suffered the effects of his deployment mentally. He has sought the help he needed to return to the wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and father-in-law that we've all known him to be. He still works for the US Army, at a major military hospital, as a civilian, treating active duty, retired, their dependents, and our returning veterans, including those disabled by their service to our country and STILL loves his job. This is who my hero is.
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