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From books to boot camp

Dearth of job opportunities prompts more college graduates to join military

Nicole Feeney, 19, of Wilmington participated in future soldier training with Army recruit Peter Sarro, 19, of Billerica. Nicole Feeney, 19, of Wilmington participated in future soldier training with Army recruit Peter Sarro, 19, of Billerica. (Barry Chin/ Globe Staff)
By Joseph Williams Jr.
Globe Staff / January 26, 2010

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PLYMOUTH - Though he’d always considered military service, Patrick Logan firmly believed a bachelor’s degree was his ticket to middle-class success. A friend enlisted in the Army after high school, Logan said, “because he felt like he didn’t have anything else to do.’’ Logan was determined to create a better choice for himself. (Full article: 1083 words)

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