New York City sent 16,677 men and women to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the most recent U.S. Census statistics. Of those deployed, 84 have died at war.
A Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Queens has become a home base for some of the 6,170 residents from the borough who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan still find the transition to civilian life difficult — particularly as a result of trauma.
Not unlike anti-war movements of the past, some veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are speaking out against the war effort abroad.
Some veterans struggle to readjust to life away from Iraq and Afghanistan. So do the families they leave behind in New York City.
Some veterans transition from the roads of Iraq and Afghanistan to the streets of the five boroughs.
Andy Bryant is one of them.