When soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan they're hailed as hero's for their service. But the transition from combat to everyday life isn't as easy as it sounds.
Sitrin Health Care Center, along with Congressman Richard Hanna, are looking to make the transition smoother and successful. "Well it's easy to let them disappear. When they go home and its them and their families and their alone with sometimes three or four limbs missing and all kinds of emotional issues that they have to work through."
Soldiers are forced from military culture into everyday life, which can be extremely difficult, and debilitating. Sitrin is looking to build a lodge/medical treatment facility at Camp Sitrin, which is minutes from its main campus, which will create a holistic environment for veterans and their families.
Captain Luke Slatton is an infantry officer, US Army Ranger, and the military liaison for Sitrin. He's helping them to better understand military culture and develop the program. He says the program will look at each soldier as an individual and work on helping them with all facets of their life.
The program is part of a $25 million project for Sitrin, including the building of an athletic training facility, and an equine assisted therapy center, which will help veterans and other who come to Sitrin.