Before he knew it, Norman Cooper III, a decorated Army Veteran, had lost it all. His career, money, marriage, and the family to which he’d long been devoted were gone in what must have seemed like a blurry nightmare as he became one of 100,000 homeless Veterans in America. Two years later, he’s reclaimed his life and dreams that have not been forgotten.

Veterans impacted by visible and invisible wounds of war, separated by generations almost half a century apart, came together this weekend in Mobile, Alabama to learn skills to win the battle for the health, resiliency and happiness of their marriages. The program is part of an innovative effort funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation Initiative to help improve the health of Veterans nationwide.