Three veterans from Vermont to Florida to California share their stories as part of our special veterans coverage.
Our coverage today is driven by veterans.
Here's sample of stories veterans told us about their transition after coming home.
Ben Hartford of New Hampshire talks about the mask he wears in public to hide the pain he still feels.
"It took a 225 lb fighting machine breaking down, crying in the shower, alone, for me to realize something was wrong" he says.
Matthew Holzmann in Florida speaks of his loss of importance and loss of purpose, and his anger at self-absorbed civilians.
Carrie Donoho in California shares how she fell in love with her husband all over again.