Former Marine Mike Hanes fought in the Iraq War. When he returned to San Diego in 2004 he found himself searching for a purpose in life. He wasn't able to hold down a job because of anger issues that stayed with him after combat. Hanes was homeless for two years while he attended college.
But Hanes used what he learned in the Marine Corps' Survival, Evasion,Resistance and Escape (SERE) school about edible plants to develop tasty hot sauce. And through a program called Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training Program (VSAT), he was able to market his creation into something called Dang!!! Hot Sauce. It's now for sale in stores like Whole Foods. You can also order it online.
KPBS reporter Alison St John has more on Hanes's amazing story: