Thursday, July 30, 2009

Recruitment still has it problems

Daily Kos: Marine Recruiter Drove Autistic Man from Group Home to Enlist

Joshua Fry was first diagnosed with autism at the age of 3 and had taken prescribed psychotropic drugs for years. When he turned 18, the courts determined him unable to care for himself or enter into contracts on his own behalf, and his grandmother was granted limited conservatorship.

On Jan. 4, 2008, a Marine recruiter drove to a group home for the mentally disabled where Joshua Fry was living, and brought him to the recruiting station to enlist. Fry became one of the few, the proud, then spent a year locked up in the brig at Camp Pendleton.

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