Purple Heart recipient, Anthony Maschek, is facing backlash from fellow students while attempting to attend Ivy League Scool, Columbia University. Anti-war supporting students let their voices be heard at a meeting that Anthony Maschek spoke at on Tuesday.


Several students laughed and jeered the Idaho native, a 10th Mountain Division infantryman who spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington recovering from grievous wounds.

Maschek, who is studying economics, miraculously survived the insurgent attack in Kirkuk. In the hail of gunfire, he broke both legs and suffered wounds to his abdomen, arm and chest.

He enrolled last August at the Ivy League school, where an increasingly ugly battle is unfolding over the 42-year military ban there.

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