About 150 veterans, many of them homeless, gathered in downtown Stockton today, not looking for a handout, but needing help.
"Stand Down" helped the vets connect with volunteers who provided food, veteran's aid, clothes, medical and dental services.
Army vet Herbert Chappell came for dental health.
Chappel: "I'm here for one purpose and that's if they can get me somebody to pull th is tooth out back here because it's caused me to have a gum disease and if they can help me do that I'm going to be a happy camper and on my way."
Superior Court Judge Barbara Kronlund started the Stockton "Stand Down" 4 years ago.
Kronland:"Seeing younger ones from Iraq and Afghanistan and more women and I think we're seeing more with severe injuries."
And that includes amputees and vets with brain injuries.