Michael Cessaro was a U.S. Army Paratrooper and Combat Engineer who served in Afghanistan. He holds a B.S. in Political Science and is a passionate advocate for veterans having worked at the Urban Justice Center, Veteran Advocacy Project, and is an active participant in peer-to-peer counseling at Project Headstrong. Michael is also a member of Team Rubicon and Team RWB.
Almost all veterans suffer from some form of physical or mental difficulties after years of hard living and combat. Unfortunately seeking financial compensation through the Department of Veterans Affairs by filing a VA claim for disability is a bureaucratic nightmare loaded with missteps and pitfalls. Vietnam veterans have waited lifetimes for their conditions to be correctly addressed.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.