Army doc, 74, soldiers on toward 3rd tour


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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.”....

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