15 May 2009

Vietnam Veteran killed in Iraq

I've written a couple of times about older guys, including Vietnam veterans, rejoining the Army to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sadly, one of them has now become the oldest service member to die in Iraq. Maj. Steven Hutchison of Scottsdale, Arizona was deployed with the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas when he was killed last Sunday.

Richard Hutchison told The Associated Press on Thursday that his older brother wanted to re-enlist immediately after the 9/11 terror attacks, but that his wife was against it.

He signed up again in July 2007 after she died, according to his brother and the Army.

May they both now rest in peace together.

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