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Too fat to fight? Generals say too many young adults unfit to serve, blame school junk food

  By Melissa Patrick Special to KyForward   A new report from the Department of Defense found that 73 percent of young adults in Kentucky aren’t qualified to serve in the military, mostly because they are overweight. That is the eighth highest ineligibility rate in the nation.   Nearly one-third of all Americans ages 17 to 24 are too overweight for military service.   “Too...