07 April 2009

Vietnam Veteran rejoins the Army to serve in Iraq

Maj. Robert Sexton returned to the Army after an almost 40-year hiatus, turning his career as a physician into a medical officer slot with the 425th Civil Affairs Battalion. He said a sense of duty motivated him. He spends his days largely outside of Camp Liberty, engaging in various projects like this free clinic day Wednesday in Baghdad. Photo and story: Geoff Ziezulewicz / S&S.

This is just the latest story I've found about retired service members who are medical professionals going downrange. Remember this one?

Oh, and Major Sexton's son, Lance Cpl. Owen Sexton, is a Marine deployed to Afghanistan.

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