After serving in Iraq, many young veterans find it hard to make the leap from the battlefield to the classroom.Universities have treated Vietnam-veteran status as a protected class under affirmative action policies. Vietnam era veterans are older than I. There is a war going on, with returning troops not much older than their classmates. The Chicago Tribune article (requires registration) from which the quote is the subtitle suggests that returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are not being offered help with their return to civilian life.
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