It appears that the family of Jared Guinther, an 18-year-old from Oregon, was trying to get him released from the army, which recruited him in spite of the fact that he is autistic.
Guinther, who rarely speaks, "wasn’t even aware of the war in Iraq
until a recruiter enlisted him last fall to be a calvary scout, the
Army’s most dangerous job". Guinther’s mother tried to intervene, but
the recruiter told her that he himself was dyslexic and that Jared
"doesn’t need mommy to make his decisions for him".
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