Former Pentagon aide living on the streets


Photo by Michael Bryant | Philadelphia Inquirer


“I’m a military guy. I’m mission-oriented. You don’t give up,” retired Air Force Col. Robert Freniere, who went from being an aide to Gen. Stanley McChrystal to being homeless,  tells The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Freniere’s story — the 59-year-old wound up living in his minivan in the King of Prussia mall’s parking lot when he couldn’t find work despite his 30 years in the military and his can-do attitude — has gone viral this week and is shining a light on the stubborn problem of homelessness among veterans.  Continue reading