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Homeless Veterans Getting Fresh Start

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Don Andrews was a man with a plan. He joined the U. S. Marine Corps as soon as he turned 18 in 1987, planning to take advantage of the G.I. Bill to attend college afterward. While in the service, he purposely chose administrative duties believing the skills he learned would transition into civilian life where he could become a productive citizen in the country he had served.

For a young man thinking he had few options after graduating Marengo Community High School, the military seemed like the best way to go.

Read the whole story at Crystal Lake, IL Patch