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Lauren Price

Lauren Price's second chance at life started in a Navy recruiting office. It was September 2004. She was 39. Behind her lay three bad marriages. She was looking to put some order back into a life that had been too chaotic for too long. Order and a little honor, too. As far back as the American Revolution, every generation of Price's family had served in the military.

Except one. Hers.

While she was raising three sons (all of whom would later enlist), her siblings were dealing with drug addiction, mental problems and unemployment. Her drill sergeant father deserved better.

"Serving my country was something that I knew I needed to do, both for my father's respect as well as my own self-respect," Price says.

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