Eastern Kentucky University student veterans are adding their stories to the “From Combat to Kentucky” oral history project at the Louis B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky.
Recent Eastern Kentucky University graduate Travis Martin was one of 14 individuals nationwide to receive a 2011 Literacy Grant from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
“When we arrived, the smell of rotting flesh filled the air. I was told to pull the first guard shift around the mass-grave site. During one of my patrols, I made the huge mistake of looking down. The body of a little girl was still there, holding onto a stuffed rabbit. The little girl was wearing a purple dress; she still had a blindfold on her eyes.
Eastern Kentucky University has received more than $7,000 in employee donations and matching funds from Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass for the University’s Student Veteran Relief Fund endowment project.
The Fund is being developed as part of EKU Operation Veteran Success, a series of initiatives designed to make Eastern an even more veteran-helpful campus.
Eastern Kentucky University has earned a national No. 1 ranking for its commitment to helping military veterans further their education.
For the second consecutive year, Eastern Kentucky University ranks in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students, according to G.I. Jobs magazine.