Stars and snipes
The military says recruiting and racing go hand in hand. Others aren't sure.
Note: This story appears in the April 4 edition of ESPN The Magazine.
A soldier stands watch at the entrance to one of the U.S. Army's flashiest mobile facilities. Amid the flight simulators and climbing walls, as a drill sergeant leads a line of young men through push-ups, the soldier feels a tug on his camouflage pants leg. "Excuse me," says a 7-year-old in a Jeff Gordon T-shirt. "Can I have your autograph?"
Surprisingly, this slightly surreal scene isn't ...
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ESPN The Magazine: April 4, 2011
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