Columbia College's Military Recognition Day honors veterans

Thursday, May 27, 2010 | 3:42 p.m. CDT; updated 8:47 a.m. CDT, Friday, May 28, 2010

COLUMBIA — George H. Ousley Jr. was a high school dropout. In 1965, he joined the Navy. He didn’t consider going to college until a friend told him that as a Navy veteran he could get funding under the GI Bill to go to school. In need of a second job to support his family, Ousley said he knew attending school would be a great help.