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Only 3% of Veterans Graduate from College

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Specialist Jorge Reyes served 10 years in the US Army including a tour as a machine-gunner in an infantry unit in Iraq. But when he returned home and tried to go to college, he had trouble. During his decade in the service no one had ever taught him how to use a computer.

You can see a picture of Jorge and listen to his story here.

Did you know?

Only 3% of the veterans who started college in 1995 earned a bachelor's degree by 2001 compared with 30% of the students who were not veterans.

How well do you know your facts about U.S. veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan? Take the War Comes Home "Did You Know?" Quiz and find out!

by Aaron Glantz, Author How America Lost Iraq

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Pacifica radio network reporter Aaron Glantz is author of the new book "How America Lost Iraq" (Tarcher/Penguin). More information at

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