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Economy boosts military recruiting

July 20, 2009
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.

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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