Coloradans Remember 9/11: Choosing a Military Life

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Before the attacks of 9/11, John Sweet spent a lot of his time talking about war. As a history professor in Colorado Springs, that was about as close as he got to combat. But after 9/11, all of that changed. At the age of 35, Sweet decided to enlist in the Army, and headed for basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He did two tours of duty in Iraq and eventually rose to captain. As part of our look at Coloradans whose lives were changed by 9/11, Ryan Warner asked Capt. Sweet about his decision to enlist.

[Photo provided by John Sweet]