Trying to keep my head up

in the face of news like this is almost more than I can do…

In 1992, Tonya Stewart left the Army after serving 13 years in uniform, believing her service to her country was over.

Now, 12 years later, she’s been recalled to active duty.

“I leave for an 18-month tour of duty in two weeks,” the 43-year-old Hellam Township resident said. “And that’s about all I really know.”

Stewart, visiting her sister’s family for Thanksgiving dinner along with her boyfriend and 9-year-old daughter, said she had received letters and phone calls from the military since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 warning her that she may be recalled.

“But to be honest, I never really thought they’d do it,” Stewart, who works for Susquehanna Communications, said with a laugh. “I’m a little too old to be running around diving in the sand.”

“I’ve been saying this for a while that a real draft is coming,” she said.

TBogg thinks this is their plan to preemptively evict the elderly from social security before they live long enough to qualify…

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