So a lot of the responsibility for reaching out to veterans who could benefit from counseling falls to a tight-knit community of local vets.
"You just hear things, you hear people talking," says Shannon Plummer, the American Legion post commander. "You hear that, you know, 'Hey I've got a friend of mine that was in Vietnam, and he's now wanting to talk. Would you be willing to have a talk with him?' We jump right to it."