Army recruitment hasn't been slowed by the war in Iraq

Thursday, November 13th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The conflict in Iraq isn't slowing recruiting efforts. US Army officials say thousands continue to sign up for service. 35 to 40 people enlist locally each month.

In fact, one Broken Arrow teen says the war in Iraq inspired him to enlist. Les and Jan Dunn thought they'd send their only son Josh to college this fall, instead, he's going to boot camp.

Josh says he found what he was looking for in the Army rather than the classroom. "Didn’t really feel like that’s the route I wanted to take. I wanted some adventure and excitement."

Josh Dunn leaves for boot camp at Fort Sill Monday. He says after he finishes his service with the Army he wants to become a police officer.