Brayden Yoder is a writer & filmmaker who served in the U.S. Army in Iraq & Germany 200-2004.
Brayden Yoder is a writer and filmmaker who served in the U.S. Army in Iraq and Germany from 2000 to 2004.
“The idea that every vet is a hero, that every vet deserves something when they get back is not one that I would necessarily agree with. I think there needs to be a sort of triage of those guys who really do need a lot of help when they come back, those people who really did sacrifice something over there. I did my duty and I think most of my friends would just say we did our duty and we did what the nation asked us to do when we were called upon and we can be content with that. Those who had serious medical issues, whether psychological or physical, those are the people I’d like to see get taken care of. But I don’t think the nation owes me anything at this point. I got more out of the military than I put in and I’m really proud of what I did and I’m happy to call myself a veteran.”