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Veteran helps buddies navigate collegiate world
November 08, 2012 Jerry Purvis   

Courtesy Photo This photo of Christopher Baker (left) and his buddy Joshua Miller was taken in Kuwait prior to the military’s Iraq invasion of 2003. Both are holding M-16s with M-203 grenade launcher attachments.

When local returning veterans want to get back into school and need help in navigating all the paperwork to make it happen, the Veterans Upward Bound program at Western Nebraska Community College is there to help.

“Veterans are non-traditional students,” said Christopher Baker, who serves as a VA work study student with the program. “They face additional challenges, such as families, bills and maybe a mortgage. We’re here to help t...

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