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Online College Promised Army Veteran A Future But Left Him Homeless

Chris Quintana for USA Today May 18, 2021

Kendrick Harrison served the country in the Army, and the 38-year-old had hoped the country would serve him in turn.  It seemed like a fair trade.  Harrison had been given opportunities to enroll in college straight out of high school. But propelled by his family legacy and civic duty, he enlisted in the military instead.

A mortar attack robbed him of his physical health, but he wasn’t worried. The military would still pay for his education. His body might be injured, but his mind worked. Or that’s what he hoped. But Harrison quickly learned the sense of duty and care he felt toward the country wasn’t reciprocal. 

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