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This is My Story - Paul

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"After giving so much, it's great to know I served a country that gives back." Read the full story

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My name is Paul. I'm a Veteran of the United States Navy. This is my story. My dream was to serve this country as a Navy Seal. I enlisted at 18 and served as a Gunner's Mate in the US Navy. I was seriously injured while assigned to a mobile security unit in Bahrain. Becoming a Navy Seal was no longer an option. I needed direction. I needed a purpose. The Post-9/11 GI Bill gave me both. Now I'm attending George Mason University with my tuition fully paid, plus a housing allowance and money for books. After giving so much, it's great to know I served a country that gives back.