University Park, IL,
14:23 PM

Humans of GSU: Ricardo Munoz

“I’ll be the first to admit, I had stars in my eyes when I joined the U.S. Navy in 2012. I wanted to be part of the 1 percent of the population who serves our nation. But I worked in the poorest of countries and saw abused women and children—orphans—and it was a reality check. I remember wondering if, even though I’ve always been grateful, I had been taking my freedoms and life for granted. I think we all do to some extent.

That’s what I think about on  Veteran’s Day. When people come up to me and thank me for my service, I am honored, but there are so many more people who deserve that praise especially veterans who experienced combat—more than I do. They sacrificed so much so we could be free. When I see them out, I walk up to them, and shake their hand and we have a nice discussion. I let them know I'm grateful."


— Ricardo Munoz, Senior, Criminal Justice, #HumansOfGSU