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Homeschooler Awarded Bronze Star With Valor

As recently as 1998 homeschoolers were faced with significant discrimination regarding their access to military service. However, the late Senator Paul Coverdale was the driving force behind a five-year pilot program which brought a substantial amount of fairness for homeschool applicants. Due in part to the 1998 program, homeschoolers have thrived in the military and it should therefore come as no surprise that homeschoolers are part of the events in Iraq.

Hundreds of homeschool graduates are serving in Iraq. A partial listing of around 150 graduates can be found at (http://www.hslda.org/hsiraq.asp). The country owes a huge debt of gratitude to these men and woman.

However, one homeschool graduate went above and beyond the call of duty. Sergeant Simon A.J. Kiser and has been awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for his actions in Iraq. (The full citation can be read below). Kiser was formerly awarded the Bronze Star with Valor at Fort Bragg. Read more…

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