Flexible Soldier

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Lincoln father of five says if a year of overseas duty in the Army Reserve has taught him anything, it is that people adapt.

Sergeant Alex Cordry has been moving heavy equipment between Kuwait and Iraq for the last nine months. He returned to Nebraska recently for a 15-day leave.

Cordry was involuntarily transferred out of his original unit last January so he could go overseas with a new unit.

Then he had to adjust to calling a 50-ton transport truck home.

His wife knows about adaptability as well. She operates a home day care. Since Cordry left, she makes daily adjustments just to balance work and the needs of five children.

Cordry's term in the Middle East ends in June.

But with three years left on his enlistment there is a chance even then it will not be over.

But if he gets called back again, he says he will adjust.


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