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Returning Marines Face Challenging Reintegration

How do you switch from the battlefield to the classroom? We’ll talk to an Iraq war veteran whose new mission is to pass his exams at San Diego State University.

Returning Marines Face Challenging Reintegration

Tom Fudge : Millions of war veterans descended on American colleges following World War II. Today, the flood of veterans into the halls of academia is not so remarkable. But San Diego State has about 600 veterans enrolled in school. And some of those, who are fresh out of Iraq, are having a difficult time adjusting. We’ll hear from one of them, and find out what SDSU is doing to smooth the transition.

Guest

  • Nathaniel Donnelly , Iraq veteran and former U.S. Marine currently studying International Security and Conflict Resolution at San Diego State University.
  • Joan Putnam , director of Veterans Affairs at San Diego State University.