Army doc, 74, soldiers on toward 3rd tour

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    This is the real live definition of "Hooah!"

    Army doc, 74, soldiers on toward 3rd tour

    By Russ Bynum - The Associated Press
    Posted : Friday Feb 13, 2009 5:39:30 EST

    FORT BENNING, Ga. — Dr. John Burson balked when a skeptical Army staffer asked him to undergo a three-day physical exam to make sure he was fit to deploy as a field surgeon to Afghanistan.

    “Look, I’m training to run a half-marathon,” replied Burson, 74, a retired lieutenant colonel. “You come down and check to see if I can make it.”....


    Rest of the article at: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/02/ap_army_doctor_burson_021309/
     
  2. Pima

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    G Bless this guy...I think he is amazing...probably also a little bit of a dare devil:rolleyes: Out of curiousity he knows he could take a cruise to Hawaii instead :wink:
     
  3. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    well- I guess you are only as old as you feel. As an Ozzie would say- good on ya mate!
     

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