Kyle Venable has heard every misconception about veterans: They’re all men, they’re all old and they’ve all seen combat.
But while there are some veterans who fit this mold, Venable said, the truth is there are many who do not.
“Any time women are around, they go to anything that has to do with Veterans Day, they [get asked], ‘Oh, your husband served?’ No. It doesn’t have to be that way,” Venable said, who’s the program coordinator for the Veterans Resource Center and a former 19-year member of the Marine Corps. “That shouldn’t be the first question.”