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By Christina E. Sanchez and Nicole Young
Tennessean.com: Christopher Sexton, a land surveyor whose business has slowed in the recession, took that opportunity to seize on his dream from 16 years ago.
The 33-year-old signed up for the U.S. Army.
He had planned to join after college in 1999, but "life happened," he said. He got married and had a daughter.
Military recruiters are seeing a lot of Sextons walk into their offices, people looking for stable jobs and paychecks that cannot be found in other industries because of the economy.
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