Just off the Vegas strip Ernest wore his USA hat proudly no matter his circumstances. Ernest was in the middle of crushing soda, and beer cans. He said from about 8pm -4am he can collect anywhere from 500-1000 cans that he collects and turns in for income. Ernest went on to tell me that once a Marine always a Marine. Did his basic training in San Diego and went on to become an infantryman. Deployed to Iraq but didn’t want to share which I understood. After chatting he said he needed to get back to collecting because there were a few casinos with larger amounts of cans and had competition he needed to beat getting there.