In March, a select group of former service members began preparing for a special assignment. Their former training would be useless. The Pentagon's biggest brains could not help.
These veterans were on a mission to be funny.
No, it was harder than that. They had to be comedians.
They had enrolled in the first-ever Comedy Boot Camp sponsored by the William and Mary Center for Veterans Engagement. The nonprofit center is a student-led organization allowing veterans to share experiences through creative and performing arts.
Veterans advocates at the College of William and Mary have worked with veterans when it comes to writing. But comedy?...