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7-foot tall LT in Army’s future

Duke’s center in basketball is going into the Army.

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Duke’s center in basketball is going into the Army. I wonder if the Army will find a particular specialty for him. I think mechanized infantry is out, because he wouldn’t fit into the back of a Bradley very well. I also think aviation may be a bit cramped. Maybe signals? You could see his flags for miles.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1

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