On this Veterans Day we meet Donald Ruggieri. He served five years in the Marine Corps, and was deployed to Iraq as an explosives dog handler.
He continued that work state-side, working with the secret service on missions for both President Bush and President Obama.
Ruggieri is not only a veteran, but also a student at URI where he is studying to become a veterinarian.
Ruggieri spoke with Rhode Island Public Radio’s education reporter Elisabeth Harrison.