NBC Latino / Spc. Joshua Ramey
Sgt. Raul Montano examines a photo he captured in Baghdad, Iraq, in the summer of 2006.
By NBC Latino
Raul Montano always wanted to go to college and be a teacher. Ten years ago, Montano joined the Army, because after two years of community college, he wanted to go to school tuition-free.
But Montano says that promise is "impossible" to take advantage of and he’s now jobless and living off of his savings. He'll join thousands of veterans next week at NBC News' Hiring our Heroes job fairs in his bid to find work.
For more on Hiring our Heroes, an initiative from NBC News and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that aims to get veterans back into the workforce, click here. Learn more about job fairs for veterans here.