As a retired veteran who walked away from active duty basically unaffected, physically or mentally by the results of war, I am both lucky and fortunate. With this realization, I have set aside time in my life to help my brothers in arms who have not been as fortunate. As an Ambassador of American Hero Adventures, my goal is to give back to those who have given so much of themselves to our great nation. Volunteering with AHA allows me to help our brethren and their loved ones find an outlet to aid in their joint recovery process from whatever trouble they may have sustained during their service. I am grateful for people and organizations such as Troy and AHA for their devotion of time and effort to such a worthy cause.