Re-enlist in strong numbers

  1. U.S. soldiers re-enlist in strong numbers


    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.
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   teeituptom
    I have nothing But praise and respest for soldiers
    Ive been there and done that

    But Its time to bring them home
    and impeach Bushie and Cheney
    for this illegal war
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    As usual, I'm with you, Tom.......only it would take longer to impeach 'em than to just fire 'em!

    I too am proud of our military men and women, and even more so of my 18 YO daughter, who will be joining them this July as a soldier in the US Army. She is politically and morally opposed to the war in Iraq, but if ordered to go there, she will do it, because she believes in serving her country and doing her duty. I think that says a lot for her, and for the thousands of young people in the armed forces who---unlike Mr. Bush---actually go out and risk their lives fighting for their country, no matter how they may feel personally about their mission.