May 11, 2006

Army Recruits Autistic Teen

Jared Guinther, who was diagnosed with autism at 3 years-old got a thumbs up from Army recruiters in Portland to one of the most dangerous jobs.

Nice going guys. Is this a case of "Be all you can be?"

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Twin Cities. "When Jared first started talking about joining the Army, I thought, 'Well, that isn't going to happen,' " said Paul Guinther, Jared's father. "I told my wife not to worry about it. They're not going to take anybody in the service who's autistic."But they did. Last month, Jared came home with papers showing that he had not only enlisted, but signed up for the Army's most dangerous job: cavalry scout. He is scheduled to leave for basic training Aug. 16...read on"

The News Blog: Speechless: The Cavalry Scout is the commander's eyes and ears on the battlefield. When information about the enemy is needed, they call on the Scouts...read on

(h/t David Edwards)

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