Westminster Student Veteran on NPR 


Senior Derrick Jensen, a Corporal in the Marines who served three tours of duty in Iraq, was recently interviewed on NPR by "Talk of the Nation" host Jacki Lyden about his experiences in the service in honor of Veterans Day. Derrick shares his poignant story, as does his mother, Tracy Della Vecchia, founder of Marine Parents (www.MarineParents.com), an organization that helps parents connect and share their experiences and challenges, plus find support.

Listen to Derrick's NPR interview and read the transcript here.

Derrick is pictured here (right) celebrating Veterans Day with President Barney Forsythe (left) and Alum/Trustee Byron Bagby (center) - both also military veterans.

President Forsythe, Major General Bagby, and Westminster senior Derek Jensen