Veterans of the armed forces often have a difficult time transitioning back into society after serving in the military. A veteran in southern California is now making it his personal mission to help other veterans do just that.
“There wasn’t a whole lot of choices,” said Armando Delgado about his experience after leaving the U.S. Marines Corps. “We weren’t educated. We weren’t really helped out. It was more ‘Thank you for your service’ and send you on your way.”
Delgado joined the Marine Corps in 1998. But after leaving the service, he said a downhill spiral ensued. And he said he was not alone.
“We had a lot of friends who had a difficult time transitioning back into society. They no longer felt they had a task or purpose and they struggled. Their demons caught up with him, and my best friend took his own life.
“That’s when I decided make a change and help other veterans.”
Watch the story on KABC-TV.