Student veteran Jay Hernandez wrote an op-ed in the Oregon newspaper.
“I became a U.S Marine because I wanted more out of my life. I was born into poverty and into a disability-stricken family: my father was illiterate, my mother, legally blind.
I loved my parents, of course, but growing up I really had no one to guide or mentor me through my education. I had no clue how to apply to college and knew it wasn’t an option for me anyway.
What I did know was that I would have to work harder than most to carve out a fruitful life for myself. Enlisting in the military was a great first step.
My second step, not so much….”
Read the full op-ed here: https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/opinion/2019/06/07/oregon-legislature-close-profit-college-loophole-protect-student-vets-guest-opinion/1343784001/