MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Student attorneys in WVU Law's Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic recently helped a former Army Ranger pursue his dream of becoming a medical doctor.
Third-year students Brad DeFlumeri and Alex Jonese represented Jeremy Marx, who served six deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan as a medic in the 75th Ranger Regiment.
Being responsible for the lives of fellow soldiers inspired Marx to become a doctor. After retiring from the Army, he was admitted to Georgetown University School of Medicine and was awarded a scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation.
The scholarship defrayed some of the costs of medical school, but significant expenses remained, so Marx applied for Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits. He had already earned his bachelor’s degree on the GI Bill, but was entitled to additional benefits because of injuries he received on active duty.