Even when things may look bleak, not all hope is lost.
Warfighter Made’s CEO Robert Blanton is a 21-year Marine who completed his fourth deployment in 2008, and in 2009, he was awarded the nation’s third highest award for heroism called the Silver Star Medal. Blanton was also diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury.
“We actually had a guy wearing a suicide vest jump on our vehicle and detonate himself, and it kind of rattled my brain a little bit,” Blanton said of his deployment in 2008.
After he was diagnosed, he began to have trouble with controlling his anger, he said.
“I was in charge of making recon Marines,” Blanton said, adding “Not anyone can do it. Part of the process is you do a lot of water work, a lot of swimming. It