Veteran Finally Gets Home of His Own


Steve Sacre left home at 17 to join the Army. He spent five and a half years in the service, serving 12 months as a gunner on a jeep escorting convoys in Vietnam.

In Vietnam, he used opium and pot "so [he] could climb up on that jeep every day because you knew someone was going to get blown up."

Since then, he has spent 32 of his 62 years behind bars, battling drug and alcohol addiction. The rest of his days have been spent either in homeless shelters, living under bushes or sleeping on the occasional friend's couch.

On a Friday in late October, he moved into an apartment, his first home in 45 years.