Not meaning to troll, but in all seriousness: Every veteran I know has a horrible life. My grandfather abused alcohol after coming home from Omaha Beach and liberating the Germans, and eventually had 3 or 4 strokes before he died, basically paralyzed. My co-worker in a restaurant was Army Airborne. He is like 39 and he has been flipping burgers for a winery ever since he left the military. My other grandfather is retired Navy, and is a preacher barely scraping by on government aid. The list goes on and on, all the same story basically. Why is this the case? What could be a good estimate at the percentage of successful ex-military personell vs. failures? I'm asking these questions because I've been considering joining the Marines after college. For some reason I am apprehensive because I look at all these veterans and how they turned out: poor, uneducated, and overall failures at life Again, not meant to offend anybody or troll. Just looking for answers.