Life After Service

Life After Service

Michael Vercelli is a formerly homeless veteran now living at the Mather Veteran’s Village. Raised in Oakland by a family entrenched in drugs, alcohol and a notorious biker gang, Michael Vercelli says he’s been an alcoholic since age 12. He didn’t attend school until the fourth grade. At age 18, Vercelli says he made the best decision of his life by joining the U.S. Navy. “I did really well in the Navy — until they…

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