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Never too old? Meet a soldier who re-joined at 47 and is retiring in his 60s

When now-Staff Sgt. Clark Jordon walked into an Army recruiting station in Sierra Vista, Arizona, in 2008, he wasn’t the one interested in joining the Army. The appointment was for his daughter, Julie.

At the time, Jordon was a 47-year-old master automotive mechanic who served nearly seven years in the Army in the 1980s. But the country was on the verge of financial crisis, and “things were tough trying to make a living as a mechanic,” Jordon said in a Saturday interview with Army Times.