• It’s really an excellent concept, and I’m proud that Texas A&M is taking the time to reflect on how best to serve our Texas veterans.

    “With student veteran enrollment steadily increasing [now at 76,000 in Texas alone] as troops come home from Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, it is vital that we do everything we can to insure that our universities are prepared to put these fine young men and women on a steady path to success,” said John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System.

  • Rod

    Brooks Powell’s comment is right on–this really is important stuff for vets, especially the 18-24 year-olds who suffer a 33 percent unemployment rate. Getting more education, and getting treated right when doing so, is crucial.

    But, not to lose the main point–I must thank Wick (who didn’t mention he once served in the Army) for yet again helping me keep my job. He has been supporting writers since he launched D Magazine in 1839 with John Neely Bryan, who at that time was also the sole subscriber. I believe the original cover story, “Whither the Trinity?” was written by Jim Schutze.