Overseas Soldiers Plan for Future

As soldiers come home from serving in Iraq, some are facing problems in settling down again. One of the key issues they struggle with is finding a job once they finish their military service. So, a group of Massachusetts Army National Guardsmen, currently stationed near Baghdad, is getting a head start.

Once a week, at the end of their 12-hour shift, they huddle over a laptop in a makeshift tent for an Internet class on how to start your own business. It's believed to be the first effort of its kind in the nation, founded by the soldiers' long-distance teacher in Billerica, Louis Celli Jr.

This program aired on July 14, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.


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