Iraq Veterans on Campus

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After World War II, some 8 million veterans came home and went to college on the GI Bill, helping create the American middle class. Now, the latest generation of vets — battle-tried in Iraq and Afghanistan — is coming home, and many are going to college.

They've got less help from Uncle Sam, but they are hitting campuses across the country, confronting term papers, parties, campus politics, and culture shock.

This hour, On Point: we hear from three Iraq vets, now all undergrads, about reentering civilian life on campus.
-Sheilah Kast


Matt Stiner, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq. He's now a senior at Oklahoma State University at Tulsa.

Talya Havice, an active duty Marine who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Far East. She is now a sophomore at Harvard University.

David Hassan, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq. He is now in his first year at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

This program aired on November 21, 2007.


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