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Jacob Schaelling

Jacob Schaelling

Veteran Leader Corps AmeriCorps Member, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Jacob served as a combat medic with the 82nd Airborne Division, 1-505 PIR. He was deployed to Afghanistan from May 2011-Feb 2012 with his regiment attached to special operations. He left the Army as a sergeant and is now a 2nd-year Nursing student at University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He plans on becoming a Nurse-Practitioner specializing in family medicine. In his spare time he enjoy reading and hiking.


“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
----Viktor Frankl

From the podium situated at the front of the room to the tables set up in uniform rows to the individuals sitting in identical chairs, speckled throughout, this classroom could be any college classroom across the country.  The stories that emanated from this little, plain room...