Meet Rutgers Student Veterans
What's it like for vets at Rutgers? As with anything else in life, each person's experience is different. Below, some current Rutgers students share their stories about arriving on campus after time in military service.
Bryan Adams, Camden College of Arts and Sciences
Hometown: Palmyra, New Jersey
Bryan served in the U.S. Army from September 2002 to September 2005 as a U.S. Army Sniper. Deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received during an ambush.
Jose Ramirez, School of Communication and Information, RutgersNew Brunswick
Hometown: Camden, New Jersey
Jose was stationed at the U.S. Marine Corps base at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, from 2001 through 2005, serving on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and traveling to Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, and other locations. He served in the Marine Reserve until early 2009. He started at Rutgers in spring 2006.
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Hometown: Vicksburg, Mississippi