Iraq http://ripr.org en RI Veteran Transitions From Military To Student Life At URI http://ripr.org/post/ri-veteran-transitions-military-student-life-uri <p>On this Veterans Day we meet Donald Ruggieri. &nbsp;He served five years in the Marine Corps, and was deployed to Iraq as an explosives dog handler.</p><p></p><p></p><p>He continued that work state-side, working with the secret service on missions for both President Bush and President Obama.</p><p>Ruggieri is not only a veteran, but also a student at URI where he is studying to become a veterinarian.&nbsp;</p><p>Ruggieri spoke with Rhode Island Public Radio’s education reporter Elisabeth Harrison.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:56:31 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 24612 at http://ripr.org RI Veteran Transitions From Military To Student Life At URI Sixth Rhode Islander Lost in The War On Terror http://ripr.org/post/sixth-rhode-islander-lost-war-terror <p>Rhode Island has lost a sixth soldier to the war on terrorism. The Rhode Island&nbsp; National Guard has announced the death of Staff Sergeant Timothy McGill in Afghanistan.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Sergeant McGill lived in Ramsey, New Jersey but was a member of the Rhode Island National Guard.&nbsp; He was assigned to company A 2<sup>nd</sup> Battalion, 19<sup>th</sup> Special Forces.&nbsp; He was killed Saturday from wounds received by small arms fire in eastern Afghanistan.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:08:30 +0000 Flo Jonic 22085 at http://ripr.org Sixth Rhode Islander Lost in The War On Terror Chafee's departure http://ripr.org/post/chafees-departure <p></p><p>In a Rhode Island political career spanning nearly 30 years, Lincoln Davenport &nbsp;Chafee has marched, Thoreau-like, to his own drummer. This afternoon, the state’s 74<sup>th</sup> governor, a man who tried to do his best in the worst of times, showed the state once again that he follows his own compass,<a href="http://ripr.org/post/chafee-drops-out-ris-2014-race-governor"> announcing&nbsp; he will not seek reelection in 2014 to the governorship he won narrowly in 2010</a>.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:05:08 +0000 Scott MacKay 21144 at http://ripr.org