One veteran’s 30-year struggle reaches victory with help from county Veterans’ Services office

U.S. Navy veteran and Moreno Valley resident Daniel Martinez, right, and Adam French, left, assistant director of Riverside County Veterans Services, attended the Operation Greenlight ceremony. Valley News/Courtesy photo
RIVERSIDE COUNTY – It’s not easy to ask for help. U.S. Navy veteran and Moreno Valley resident, Daniel Martinez, 68, was accustomed to giving support, not receiving it.Supporting other veterans is how he spends his days. From connecting veterans to help through his nonprofit, United Veterans Corner Resources, to taking veteran addicts to recovery meetings, Martinez is dedicated to serving others. He even volunteers with 22 a Day, a national veteran suicide prevention nonprofit.After several serious bouts with depression and substance use himself, Martinez knows first-hand the painful mental health state many veterans are in, and he vows to help them on their journey. Yet, when it came time to advocate for himself, he felt alone.Martinez was 16 years old when he joined the N
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