08-19-2006, 09:51 AM #1
Grandma, 41, Among Army's Older Recruits
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) -- Margie Black had wanted to enter the military as a teenager, but having her first child at 19 put off her ambitions. So when she learned the Army raised its enlistment age, Black, now a 41-year-old grandmother from West Columbia, Texas, didn't hesitate to join. The decision took "about 30 seconds," she said.
On Friday, Pvt. Black worked on her marksmanship skills here, while her 21-year-old daughter was at Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
"I'm taking it one day at a time," Black said. "If I do that, I can handle it."
08-20-2006, 03:12 PM #2Former Member
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
Wow the US must be pretty desperate to recruit middle age Mom's..........how can a 41 year old hold up in combat and pass a physical...........
08-20-2006, 03:30 PM #3Originally Posted by CyberLaw