Soldier Emerges from Retirement, Prepares for Iraq Commentator Lt. Col. Joe Repya retired from the army in 1998. He was in his mid-50s, and ready to settle into civilian life in Minnesota. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, he offered to return to active duty. Last year, the Army took him up on the offer, and he now coordinates aviation operations for the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.
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Soldier Emerges from Retirement, Prepares for Iraq

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Soldier Emerges from Retirement, Prepares for Iraq

Soldier Emerges from Retirement, Prepares for Iraq

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Commentator Lt. Col. Joe Repya retired from the army in 1998. He was in his mid-50s, and ready to settle into civilian life in Minnesota. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, he offered to return to active duty. Last year, the Army took him up on the offer, and he now coordinates aviation operations for the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.