The Marlboro Marine is a short video talking about James Blake Miller and when his was in battle in Fallujah. Most of the film was focused on his battle with his post traumatic stress disorder. He says that he keeps getting reoccurring dreams of him looking down a barrel about to pull a trigger going to take another human beings life. Blake talks about how nothing can be the same after war, and that you yourself have changed. The thought of war lives on with them every day. It gets so bad that he thinks of suicide all the time. he says that hes happy for it and that maybe he wont have to feel anything anymore. at one point he says that he put the gun in his mouth and was ready to do it but on of his buddies found him before. eventually he was admitted into a PTSD Clinic in Connecticut. Only six weeks later he drops out and goes back home to his wife,who divorces him in October of 2006. He didn't want to bring her into all the problems he has.
I believe if we take more time to sit with them and just talk to them we can get through to them. none of us know what the horrors they have been through, and the struggle they endured. With the help of family and maybe other war vets they can talk it out cause they actually do understand them and did go through their pain.
What struck me the most about the hobo life was that they actually worked for their food and belongings. they enjoy the life they have because they feel free. If i was out of work and had nothing i would go to my family, because they have always been there for me and i can feel comfortable asking for help to get back on my feet.