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Great Grandmother Deployed To Iraq

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posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 03:58 PM
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Great Grandmother Deployed To Iraq


Associated Press
November 25, 2004

LAWTON, Okla. - A 72-year-old great-grandmother is preparing for deployment to the war zone in Iraq and will become one of the oldest Department of Defense civilian workers in the war zone.

"I volunteered," said Lena Haddix of Lawton, who has five children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. "I wanted to do something for the country, because I was always left behind taking care of the children."

Haddix was a military wife from 1950 until 1979, and has worked at the Fort Sill Post Exchange, or PX, since 1977.

"I've been a supervisor of every department out there," Haddix said. "I guess I'm the flunky."

The PX is more than just a store for soldiers, she said. It's also a boost to morale, giving soldiers stationed overseas a link to the United States and Haddix said that's why she wants to go to Iraq.

"I just see so many of the boys. They're like little kids. They keep telling me, 'I'm going over,' or 'I've just come back,'" she said.

"I would just like to go over and be with them."


i think it'll be great for moral to have Granny around...i hope she stays safe



[edit on 25-11-2004 by Creepy]




posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 03:59 PM
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I think this was mentioned somewhere else but I think it is good and you can bet your ass that those troops will protect her bigtime!

What a moral booster for the troops.



posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by edsinger
I think this was mentioned somewhere else


bah figures...i did a search but i can never find crap with the search engine

mods trash if needed...my apologies



[edit on 25-11-2004 by Creepy]



posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by Creepy

Originally posted by edsinger
I think this was mentioned somewhere else


bah figures...i did a search but i can never find crap with the search engine

mods trash if needed...my apologies



[edit on 25-11-2004 by Creepy]


Hey not yet, I could be wrong, I just know that I have read this in the lsat day or two.....If is is not in the search engine leave it!

Great post and story!



posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 04:55 PM
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as i said in the other one


Originally posted by bodrul
the US army must really be streched

what next 13-16 year olds



posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by bodrul
as i said in the other one


Originally posted by bodrul
the US army must really be streched

what next 13-16 year olds


So you think that they should've denied her the right to serve?



posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 08:33 PM
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Personally, I think its inspirational. I hope she stays safe, and I dont understand why bodrul is criticizing it? I would be honored to serve my country which so many of us take for granted. More power to her.



posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 08:52 PM
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Lets hope she stays safe, whats going on in Iraq now has to be done and it probably will be a moral booster for the troops.



posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 11:18 PM
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Yup, this is the first topic: www.abovetopsecret.com...




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