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Veterans’ Stories

Here at WC we are proud to help our veterans and their families achieve their educational goals. To read some of their stories, click the photos below.

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    With a history master’s already under his belt, Jeffrey Harrington, retired from the Marine Corps after 25 years, is pursuing a master’s in psychology at WC.
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    After five years in the Army detonating explosives, Jesse Haney ’15 is now studying chemistry at Washington College.
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    A Navy fighter pilot, W. Allen Stafford ’63 was among the first U.S. forces sent into Vietnam. Shot down in 1967, he spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war.
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    A highly decorated World War II hero whose unstoppable courage inspired a nation, Benjamin Hays Vandervoort ’38 was equally dynamic during his years at WC.
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    Twice deployed while attending Washington College, Oliver Barnyak still managed to graduate within five years of beginning.
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    After two tours in Afghanistan as a medic with the Marine Corps, Harrison Gichini ’15 is at Washington College majoring in biology.
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    A Public Safety Officer and Washington College Veterans Association President, Vernon “Gene” Davis III is majoring in American Studies, taking classes part-time.
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    An Army diesel mechanic who served in Germany and Iraq, Joe Miloshevsky ’15 is now studying math and computer science at WC.
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    After duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Jim Schelberg ’12 embarked on a new journey at WC, one that took him into the world of philosophy and history.