Thursday, September 28, 2006


Officer forged signatures for Utah minor

`When Pfc. Steven Price of Utah volunteered to join the Army in January, he couldn’t do it alone. Because he’s 17, recruiters needed his parents to give their written permission.

Now, an Army spokesman says a Utah-based recruiter has admitted forging the signatures of Price’s parents to enlist him.

Price reported for duty at Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia in June after he completed basic training. He credits the Army with restoring his pride after a troubled adolescence but said that doesn’t justify his recruiters’ actions.

”There was harm and foul play on their part,” the Ogden teen said. ”It was very deceiving what they did.”’

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