October 18, 2009
Colleges Help Veterans Advance From Combat to Classroom
After 19 years in the U.S. Army, Steven W. Todd arrived at Western Michigan University with needs the average college freshman could hardly imagine.
The 41-year-old veteran has trouble concentrating because of a brain injury he suffered when he was struck by a ricocheted bullet during Operation Desert Storm. Mr. Todd, who has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, says he might not have survived the transition from soldier to student if not for the campus