U.S. soldiers re-enlist in strong numbers
By KIMBERLY HEFLING
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Despite the shrapnel wounds Staff Sgt. William Pinkley suffered during his tour in Iraq, the 26-year-old is joining other soldiers who are re-enlisting at rates that exceed the retention goals set by the Pentagon.
As of March 31 - halfway through the Army's fiscal year - 28,406 soldiers had signed on for another tour of duty, topping the six-month goal of 28,377. The Army's goal is to re-enlist 56,100 soldiers by the end of September.
Even after a shrapnel wound a soldier is re-inlisting. These soldiers amaze me.