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Recruiting in Wartime, Part II

NPR's Melissa Block follows U.S. Army recruiter Sgt. Jimmy Bowie to the home of Tyler Roberts, an 18-year-old Texan who has decided to enlist in the Army. She talks with Tyler's parents, who have mixed feelings about their son's decision.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.