“Excuse me sir do you mind if I use your phone to make a call” was how Charles reached out to me. He wanted to call a ride to be able to get to the local shelter to make dinner. As I stood beside him we chatted about his life experiences and how he’s had some highs and lows. His service in the Army lasted 9 yrs as an infantrymen during the Gulf war. Charles said since being home he’s lasted on the streets with many challenges. He told me living on the streets he felt as if his body was deteriorating faster than the average man. He now uses a walking chair because he told me his Army injures had finally caught up to him.