Nothing was the same for Jason after he returned home to America after a year spent in Samara, Iraq, in 2002-2003, as a military policeman.
In Iraq, though he was frequently shot at by RPGs and mortars, he developed a sense of family among the others he was serving with.
“We lived in less than desirable conditions,” Jason remembers. “But we were all together with our brothers and sisters and for us I don’t think we could have asked for more.”
Back home, Jason felt suddenly alone, isolated, and struggling with PTSD.