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.’”