Tempered by War, Corpsman Strives to be Navy Surgeon

San Diego Union-Tribune -- Jonathan Kim, such a problem child. At Santa Monica High School, he shirked his studies. Felt alienated from other students. Ignored his mother, an immigrant whose American dream included her oldest child attending college and becoming a white-collar professional.

“She was pretty upset,” the prodigal son admitted.

Today, Kim will begin his third and final year at the University of San Diego. He’ll graduate next spring with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and then, with luck, pursue a medical degree. (Full Story