To start, my name is Mat Best, and you may know me as the bearded Internet Guy who posts silly videos about the military. Something you might not know about me is that I’ve dealt with alcoholism and an ever-constant struggle with the transition to civilian life.
I’m not really sure with whom this article will resonate, but I can only hope it finds someone that could use some real words from someone with shared experiences. Please do not expect some scholarly profound article that will influence your outlook on the social standing of veterans. Rather, these are merely genuine words from someone who is sharing his personal experiences.