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Ashford University hosted a special presentation from World War II veteran Joseph Ortiz at the University’s San Diego headquarters on Tuesday, Feb. 3. More than 50 Ashford employees – many of whom work with active-duty military students on a daily basis – attended to hear Ortiz’s account of serving in the United States Army during World War II and being a prisoner of war.
Ortiz was a staff sergeant in the Army and completed seven missions. He earned a Purple Heart for his service to his nation.
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