- The current post-9/11 GI bill only provides full education benefits to veterans who have served a minimum of three years
- Mike Rounds and Scott Peters: The bill should be revised to give all Purple Heart recipients full benefits
Mike Rounds is the junior Republican US Senator from South Dakota and serves on the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. Scott Peters is the Democratic US Representative from California's 52nd district and serves on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. The views expressed in this commentary are their own.
(CNN)In December 2001, just months after the attacks of September 11 shook our nation, Sergeant Adrian Aranda of the United States Marine Corps was on a foot patrol outside of Kandahar Airport in Afghanistan. Kandahar had been liberated from the Taliban just days before, a significant step in the US mission to track down Osama bin Laden and deny al Qaeda a safe haven inside Afghanistan.