Sentinels of Freedom provides 2-4 year, multi-faceted scholarships to severely wounded post 9/11 veterans who pursue higher education after transitioning from the military. The SOF program includes financial support for housing, mentoring for personal, academic and professional success, and employment networking upon completion of a degree.

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Carlos De Leon

During his second deployment to Iraq, on August 11, 2007, Carlos was injured by a mortar round. He was in route to the phone center at night to call his dad on his Dad’s birthday when mortars started coming down. As he tried running for cover, he was hit with shrapnel to his ribs from the mortar. He was immediately rushed to the hospital and inserted with a chest tube into his rib cage then immediately aeromedevac'd out of the camp

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