In nine months you can have a baby, start a new job, or complete a year of school. As Tyler Hadyniak learned, it is also enough time to make a whirlwind tour of the United States, making an impact on and helping those who were willing to sacrifice all for their family and country.
As a veterans’ disability attorney, Tyler traveled around the United States for nine months, helping military veterans secure VA disability benefits. In the process, he learned as much about himself as the world around him. There and Back Again: America Through the Eyes of a Traveling Veterans’ Disability Attorney is Tyler’s tribute to his time on the road.
Based on the detailed travel journal he filled with memories, experiences, thoughts, and reflections, this book not only focuses on the people and places Tyler encountered on his journey, but also highlights the lessons he learned and will carry with him throughout his life.
About the Author
Tyler Charles Hadyniak grew up in Freedom, Maine, and graduated with honors from both the University of Maine at Farmington, and the University of Maine School of Law. While in college he studied abroad in Berlin, Germany, interned for a United States Senator in Washington D.C., and served as the University of Maine System’s student trustee. During law school he managed a successful state senate campaign, which he managed again in 2018 and 2020.
He started working for Jackson and MacNichol, a well-known and respected Maine law firm, in his second year of law school. He joined the firm full-time after being admitted to the Bar. When not working, you can find him reading about American military history, playing ice hockey, running, hiking in the western Maine mountains, or planning his next road trip. He is a Board member of the Freedom Community Historical Society, and lives in central Maine with his wife, Catherine.