101 Ways to Thank A Veteran: A How-To Guide for Honoring Our Country’s Most Valuable Resources, Our Veterans will be released on June 1 and tells Roman’s own story of redemption while offering practical and inspiring tips for supporting veterans.
“Too often we think we’re powerless to help someone who is suffering, but hope comes from simply knowing someone cares. Small gestures can truly change someone’s life, or even save it,” said Roman. “Every day 22 vets take their own lives. What if we each took 22 seconds out of our day each day to reflect on how we could help turn that around.”
His passion was hard-earned. After serving for eight years in in the United States Marine Corps, Roman’s return to civilian life was anything but smooth. As a disabled Gulf War veteran struggling with PTSD, he fought through substance abuse and depression – with the help of people he had never met.