Making note Veteran's Day, present here is Darryl Worley who threw aside a college degree in biology and chemistry, and an engagement to fulfill his dream to be a full-time country music star. After moderate success he went to entertain the troops in Afghanistan during Christmastime and came back to write a number of vet-centric numbers. One is "I Just Came Back From A War," whose dark edges do nothing to hide its patriotic shine. And he apparently had nothing to hide in his Playgirl magazine shoot.
The obverse view from a vet's POV is Rise Against's "Hero of War".
But the most heart-breaking vet-comes-home story may be John Prine's "Sam Stone" sung here by Johnny Cash.