Sunday, July 03, 2005

73 Year Old Grandma Sent to Iraq

From The Washington Post.

"About the time you're celebrating the Fourth of July, Lena Haddix will be en route to Iraq. She's a 73-year-old great-grandmother who recently finished a six-month deployment to Kuwait and then signed up for a six-month deployment to Baghdad.

"Haddix is the mother of five children, ranging in age from 41 to 52. She has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She took a 10-day vacation before starting her hitch in Iraq so that she could be home for a grandson's 21st birthday.

"... she will be flying to Kuwait on the Fourth and arriving in Baghdad on July 5 for her assignment at Camp Liberty, which was damaged during a recent mortar attack."

Haddix is a 30-Year PX Veteran Braving Baghdad 'for Our Troops'. She is a manager for the Army Air Force Exchange Service and she volunteered to work in a war zone because "I'm doing it for our troops." God Bless America!

What can we do as our part to support our troops? America Supports You
Hat Tip to Mudville Gazette.

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