From Pianos to Officer Candidate School

Sully, Leslie Ann
October 2007
Soldiers;Oct2007, Vol. 62 Issue 10, p48
The article features Matthew W. Asmus Jr., a music graduate from the University of South Carolina who decided to join the U.S. Army. Asmus relates that his motivation for joining the Army include setting a good example to his kids and giving his family a better way of life. Asmus has completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Asmus' wife Mandy shares her views on the enlistment of her husband in the Army.


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