09/25/2014 11:41 am ET Updated Sep 25, 2014

The Age-Old Old Age Problem

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Ever since Matthew Drake was a boy, he dreamed of joining the Army. His mother, Lisa Schuster, had always been supportive. Then 9/11 happened. “I knew that would change everything for where our service members would be deployed and what they’d do,” she says.

But the 9/11 attacks were just the catalyst Matthew needed to enlist. “He said, ‘Mom, I grew up never being afraid or thinking something like this will happen…. Somebody has to be the good guys, and I want to be one of them.’”

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