In and out of the classroom, Gretchen Klingler gives back to those who need it most.
Despite having two veteran grandfathers, Greg Freisinger never considered the military as an option — but that changed on Sept. 11, 2001. “As a senior in a northern New Jersey high school, I could see the World Trade towers fall across the Hudson River, and I remember feeling like it was my time to serve.” Freisinger would go on to spend four years as an officer with the U.S. Army’s 84th Engineering Battalion, during which he took part in a humanitarian mission in Thailand and earned a Bronze Star for his actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Because of his military
Indiana University now has a new method to support student veterans and military spouses, thanks to the Pat Tillman Foundation. IU has been selected as one of only fifteen schools in the country to receive support from the Pat Tillman Foundation, a nonprofit organization which provides funding to American war veterans who are working toward an education. The Pat Tillman Foundation was started to honor Tillman, who put his NFL career on hold to serve in the U.S. Army following the 9/11 attacks, and was killed in Afghanistan in 2004. The Tillman Military Scholars program was founded in 2008 to