HOUSTON (FOX 26) - For Veterans Day, we want to honor those that have served our country, including Army Sgt. Michael Tellier.
Tellier served from 2008 to 2015 and deployed to Afghanistan two times as a chaplains assistant. Michael now works as a certified nurse assistant and is doing clinical rotations at Memorial Hermann in the Medical Center. He is also going to school at Chamberlin University to get his registered nurse degree.
"Throughout my time in the Army as a chaplains assistant, I worked with a lot of combat medics and flight surgeons in the aviation regiment and also I served at Walter Reed where a lot of the wounded warriors come from overseas to receive their prosthetics their prosthetic limbs and that kind of thing," Tellier says. "I interacted a lot with registered nurses there. While I was there, my wife was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and while she was having surgery I got to interact with the nurses there about nursing. And at the same time, my brother became a nurse while I was in the Army, and he said 'when you get out of the Army you come be a nurse.'"
Now, Tellier is expected to graduate in Spring 2019.