Programmed to Survive

19 min

George Arthur joined the Marines back in the 1980s hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps. But he flunked out of basic training. Living in Chicago, George got married...then had a son who died just a few days after birth. George came west. To escape. But in San Francisco his marriage fell apart and he got deeper into drugs—weed, meth, cocaine...  There were fights,  a bad motorcycle accident.... it got so dark he found himself hanging by his fingertips from the Golden Gate Bridge.  Reporter Michael Montgomery met George randomly on another assignment, got to know him, and here follows his remarkable quest to find a home.