By Staff Sgt. David Salanitri
As he sinks his toes into the white sand, the familiar saltwater air fills retired Master Sgt. Tony Anderson’s nose.
The former special operations Airman’s chest expands as he draws in a deep, deliberate breath, attempting to capture some sort of relaxation in the air. Exhaling, he releases his breath forcefully, pushing out any anxiety or inner demons.
The crashing Florida Gulf Coast waves echoing in his ear is a comforting sound he’s heard since childhood, growing up less than 12 miles away in Milton, Fla. They also serve as a reminder that his life hasn’t always been a calm, peaceful existence. Continue reading ‘You always get back up’