"I can't unsee the past. Going back to my roots at times softens the blow."
His commitment to go to war was deliberate.
For Sgt. Douglas Brown, god and country came first.
"How do you tell your family what happened in combat ?"
"When 911 happened, I joined the marines."
"Growing up hunting was a way of life,
but it does not compare to the act of taking a human life."
"Coming home was when the battle started."
"It's difficult finding something that makes up for
the adrenaline rush that you can only find in combat."
"How I look does not reflect the weight of my past."
"Our uniform is a symbol of all marines that went before us,
a symbol of keeping our country safe."