How one veteran helps others dealing with homelessness

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Marine veteran Richard Rubi, who served in Iraq, talked about his experience with homelessness and how he got out of that situation. He also talked about an accident and issues he had with the Marines that led to drug abuse.

Rubi is originally from Queens, New York. He joined the Marines in 1996. Prior to his deployment to Iraq in 2003, Rubi got into a head-on collision. “With that came the worst, the opioid pain killers. I was experiencing withdrawals.”

He said he lost everything and was living in his car for quite awhile. “If I continued that way, it was either death or prison. I decided to clean up my act.”

Rubi continues to help veterans succeed in everyday life.

Richard Rubi of Yuma, formerly homeless Marine vet

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