04 April 2014

Many returning military vets bound for college | RallyPoint.com

By Susanne M. Schafer
Copyright: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. — After five years in the Marines, including a tour in Afghanistan in which he saw buddies die in combat, Andrew Kispert found going back to college as a new veteran one of his biggest challenges yet. For starters, there was the strangeness of resuming civilian life.

“The hardest part is the culture shock,” said Kispert, a 27-year-old veteran student at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., who expects to graduate next year with a degree in political science. “It’s the shock of no longer being in the military and under that strict regimen.”

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