I am a veteran of the S.C. National Guard. I served in Afghanistan a few years ago, and recently decided to get out only because of medical issues sustained during combat. But the medical issues are secondary to the demons I’ve been facing in recent years. When I returned home, I was on top of the world. My family was proud. I made lifelong friends, had great and not-so-great experiences, but most of all, I went and fought for my country. There is no greater feeling.