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Chuck Taylor, a veteran who has returned from (Credit: Ed Betz)

Chuck Taylor, a veteran who has returned from Afghanistan and is attending Suffolk Community College, stands in the hall of the school in Brentwood, NY. (Feb. 9, 2011)

Vets go back to school

A look at former soldiers Chuck Taylor and Pat Edouard who are now in school.

Chuck Taylor, a veteran who has returned from
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Chuck Taylor, a veteran who has returned from Afghanistan and is attending Suffolk Community College, stands in the hall of the school in Brentwood, NY. (Feb. 9, 2011)

Chuck Taylor, a veteran who has returned from
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Chuck Taylor, a veteran who has returned from Afghanistan and is attending Suffolk Community College, walks in the hall of the school in Brentwood, NY. (Feb. 9, 2011)

United States Army veteran Chuck Taylor takes a
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

United States Army veteran Chuck Taylor takes a criminal justice exam in room A322 at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Taylor is among veterans who are making the transition from the battlefield to the classroom. But because their advanced years, adult responsibilities, more conservative values and sometimes war-related psychological problems makes it hard for them to fit in with college peers fresh out of high school. (March 15, 2011)

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United States Army veteran Chuck Taylor prepares to
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

United States Army veteran Chuck Taylor prepares to take a criminal justice exam in room A322 at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Taylor is among veterans who are making the transition from the battlefield to the classroom. But because their advanced years, adult responsibilities, more conservative values and sometimes war-related psychological problems makes it hard for them to fit in with college peers fresh out of high school. (March 15, 2011)

March 15, 2011- United States Army veteran Chuck
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

March 15, 2011- United States Army veteran Chuck Taylor displays a bracelet with the name of Sgt. Marshall L. Edgartom at home in West Babylon. Taylor is among veterans who are making the transition from the battlefield to the classroom. But because their advanced years, adult responsibilities, more conservative values and sometimes war-related psychological problems makes it hard for them to fit in with college peers fresh out of high school. (March 15, 2011)

Chuck Taylor, a veteran who has returned from
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Chuck Taylor, a veteran who has returned from Afghanistan and is attending Suffolk Community College, takes part in a veterans club booth at the school in Brentwood, NY. (Feb. 9, 2011)

United States Army veteran Chuck Taylor spends time
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

United States Army veteran Chuck Taylor spends time at home in West Babylon with his 20-month-old daughter, Savannah, after picking up her up from his ex-wife. Taylor is among veterans who are making the transition from the battlefield to the classroom. But because their advanced years, adult responsibilities, more conservative values and sometimes war-related psychological problems makes it hard for them to fit in with college peers fresh out of high school. (March 15, 2011)

United States Army veteran Chuck Taylor spends time
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

United States Army veteran Chuck Taylor spends time at home in West Babylon with his 20-month-old daughter, Savannah, after picking up her up from his ex-wife. Taylor is among veterans who are making the transition from the battlefield to the classroom. But because their advanced years, adult responsibilities, more conservative values and sometimes war-related psychological problems makes it hard for them to fit in with college peers fresh out of high school. (March 15, 2011)

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United States Army veteran Chuck Taylor spends time
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

United States Army veteran Chuck Taylor spends time at home in West Babylon with his 20-month-old daughter, Savannah, after picking up her up from his ex-wife. Taylor is among veterans who are making the transition from the battlefield to the classroom. But because their advanced years, adult responsibilities, more conservative values and sometimes war-related psychological problems makes it hard for them to fit in with college peers fresh out of high school. (March 15, 2011)

United States Army veteran Chuck Taylor spends time
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

United States Army veteran Chuck Taylor spends time at home in West Babylon with his 20-month-old daughter, Savannah, after picking up her up from his ex-wife. Taylor is among veterans who are making the transition from the battlefield to the classroom. But because their advanced years, adult responsibilities, more conservative values and sometimes war-related psychological problems makes it hard for them to fit in with college peers fresh out of high school. (March 15, 2011)

Pat Edouard, an Iraq veteran who attended the
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Pat Edouard, an Iraq veteran who attended the Brentwood campus of Suffolk Community College, stands in the college on Friday, March 18, 2011 in Brentwood, New York.

Copy photo of Pat Edouard, an Iraq veteran
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Copy photo of Pat Edouard, an Iraq veteran who attended the Brentwood campus of Suffolk Community College, while she was deployed in Iraq.

Pat Edouard, an Iraq veteran who attended the
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Pat Edouard, an Iraq veteran who attended the Brentwood campus of Suffolk Community College, stands in the college on Friday, March 18, 2011 in Brentwood, New York.

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Copy photo of Pat Edouard, an Iraq veteran
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Copy photo of Pat Edouard, an Iraq veteran who attended the Brentwood campus of Suffolk Community College, while she was deployed in Iraq.

Photo of Pat Edouard, an Iraq veteran who
(Credit: Handout)

Photo of Pat Edouard, an Iraq veteran who attended the Brentwood campus of Suffolk Community College, while she was deployed in Iraq.

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