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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Army finds record number too heavy to enlist

"This is quickly becoming a national security issue for us. The pool of recruits is becoming smaller," said Col. Gaston Bathalon, an Army nutrition expert.

Today's soldiers are supersized, averaging 37 pounds heavier than their Civil War counterparts.

Ironically, the big concern used to be soldiers not weighing enough. Congress passed the school lunch program after World War II, worried that too many high schoolers were malnourished and unfit to fight.


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