Welsh service personnel may risk and sometimes even lose their lives in service of their country. But a new report tonight warns that they are still not getting the support they need when they return to civilian life.
MPs on the Welsh Affairs Committee say more needs to be done for them in the key areas of housing and health.
Our correspondent Joanna Simpson has tonight's top story.
Public bodies need to do more to support armed forces veterans in Wales, according to a group of MPs.
The Welsh Affairs Committee report says housing and healthcare are key areas where there are problems.
"I had no actual record of injuries and any other ongoing things that were wrong with me" says Northern Ireland veteran Paul Harding.
"So, from that point of view there was no help whatsoever."
"When it came to housing I went to the council and they said we realise you're a veteran but that doesn't mean anything to us. You'll get a house when you get a house"
"I think there are problems, and I think they've come about through rather inadvertent policies" says David Davies MP, who chairs the Welsh Affairs select committee.
"I think local authorities have quite rightly said we need to have people with a local connection before we allocate social housing.
"But those rules have had the unintended consequence of affecting members of the armed forces who may have been born and brought up in an area, but spent the last ten years serving their country".
"A lot of a local authorities have signed up to the armed forces covenant, which means people working within those authorities are aware of those issues".
One of the key recommendations from the report is the establishment of 'one-stop-shops' that would help provide veterans with information and support when they return to civilian life.
The Welsh Government says it welcomes the report.
A report says that Armed Forces veterans in Wales need more help, particularly with housing and accessing health services, when they return to civilian life.
The Welsh Affairs select committee also says that charities providing treatments for mental health problems for a significant minority of military personnel may not meet stringent guidelines.