This fulfilling story details the motivation and reasons behind Erik Shaw’s journey through the military. Brave Rifles covers the ups and downs of a military career while serving in a time of war from the enlisted soldier's viewpoint. The story will guide the reader from childhood to dealing with post military civilian life and balancing a family while coping with PTSD. It’s a story of heartbreak and triumph written in a lighthearted way only Erik could capture. For any veteran suffering with PTSD this story can be used a guide and reminder to keep your head up because that next big opportunity is right around the corner if you keep working hard to achieve your post military goals.