The authors you stole from also have personal and professional issues.
Are you seriously asking for sympathy, understanding or that we shouldn't judge you too harshly because you have issues we don't know about yet? How do you justify asking that when you clearly were not sympathetic to the personal, professional and financial issues of the harder working professionals you stole from?
As to mentioning military service ... WTF? Are you seriously bringing that into plagiarism excuses? Are we supposed to even believe you in your own words write books about military service or anything else after being caught plagiarizing from other authors?
Do you think you are the only author with military service ... well, whatever made you bring military service into it? Boo hoo hoo -- my sympathies are more with military families and personnel dealing with issues without resorting to criminal activities and claiming someone else's hard work.
Did you give a shit about their families, their financial needs, everything that went into their publishing their own words, ...?
What makes your needs, issues and situation more important than theirs? How are you entitled to anything of theirs?