"This shirt belonged to my best friend in Kuwait... he didn't make it," the former U-S Army Sgt. told me as he showed me around his home that he built out of concrete blocks, tarps and two American Flags. The home sits next to the river in an industrial park that is no longer open. He told me that he love's it there and that it is always quiet.
He said the police stop by from time to time to check on him and representatives with a homeless task force in his city once asked if he would like to try to qualify for a government assisted apartment. He told them that he has a home, as he pointed to what he made. He then said that he refuses handouts and stated, "As long as I got a backbone, I don't need a wishbone."