Military Stretched Thin. Bush Deploying Grandma.
Okay, that's a potential New York Times headline for what really is a nifty story about a 72-year-old Department of Defense civilian worker named Lena Haddix who volunteered and is being sent to Iraq.
"I wanted to do something for the country, because I was always left behind taking care of the children."She was a military wife from 1950-1979 and has remained a D.O.D. employee since 1977.
She's currently in prep training.