Out of Uniform

Veterans Tell Elite Colleges: 'We Belong'

Frank Mullin, Brown U.

A Veterans Day observance at Brown U. brought out David Salsone (center, in gray slacks), who enrolled under the Post-9/11 GI Bill and federal Yellow Ribbon Program. This year, he is one of six undergraduate veterans at Brown.
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As David Salsone planned to leave the Navy several years ago and enroll in college on the Post-9/11 GI Bill, his supervisor in Bahrain mocked him.

"Where do you think you're going, Salsone?" he would say. "Harvard?"

Mr. Salsone, a petty officer...

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