The Los Angeles Times has published a moving piece about James Blake Miller. If you recall, Miller was the face of the nation a few years back during the battle of Fallujah when an iconic photo was taken. Miller, in a piece by the Times, talks of the adjustment and heartache that has become his life since coming home from the war.
Miller now suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, divorced from his wife, and can barley hold a job due to the mental strain of his adjustment back to civilian life.
As horrific as this all sounds, Blake is not alone. The National Alliance to End Homelessness conducted a study showing that Iraq Veterans are becoming homeless at a higher rate than that of Vietnam Vets and that they now make up 11% of the homeless population. Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States.
Here is the video detailing some of what James Blake Miller from the LA Times.
Here is another video by the AP as they look at a new study by the Pentagon on the study.