Iraq War veteran Joe Leal knows firsthand the difficulties associated with readjusting to domestic life after combat.
“You hear this, ‘We support the troops,’ and there’s commercials out there where troops will be walking down the airport and people will clap, like, ‘Thank you for your service,’” Leal says. “But what happens after they take the uniform off?”
That concern—coupled with a booming Los Angeles homeless veteran population—prompted Leal to launch the Vet Hunters Project, a grassroots movement of veterans helping other ex-servicemen and women.
On this Veterans Day, The Daily Signal takes a closer look at the organization and the lives it’s changing.
This video was originally produced by Matt Streit and Melissa Bluey.