In 2008, Nick Baucom returned from active duty as an infantryman in Iraq only to find out that his career prospects were few and far between.
"I couldn't find a job. I was nearly a broke," Baucom says on CNBC's "Blue Collar Millionaires." And he needed work: "My wife at the time was pregnant and I needed to put food on the table."
Every so often his neighbors in Alexandria, VA, would ask him to help them during moves. He realized he could make a business out of that.
So on November 10th, 2008, the day the Marine Corps was founded in 1775, Baucom started Two Marines Moving, a moving company that only hires U.S. veterans.