On Wednesday, American International College in Springfield held its annual graduation ceremony for war veterans.
Eight veterans were honored at the Admiral Hines Alumni Veterans ribbon ceremony, including Sean Garcia from Springfield.
Garcia served as a military police officer overseas and now he has a diploma in nursing from the college.
Garcia told CBS 3 how his military service has helped him in college.
"I guess that could be the benefits of being in the military ... to be able to take on meeting with diverse people, going to different countries, and kind of learning how to interact with people. And especially since I am getting into nursing ... that really helps me out ... it helps me out with patients, dealing with different types of patients," Garcia said.
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