AWOL Soldier Returns


** FILE ** In this Thursday Nov. 11, 2010 picture, AWOL soldier Jeff Hanks speaks in Oak Grove, Ky., across from the Fort Campbell Army post where he is assigned. Hanks said he walked away from the Army in the middle of a deployment to Afghanistan because his problems with anxiety and stress from combat have been ignored. On Veterans Day, he returned to face the consequences. (AP Photo/The Leaf-Chronicle, Robert Smith)


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A Navy brat who spent eight years in the Marines (two years aboard the carrier Independence). Worked in journalism in Eastern North Carolina through the latter part of the 90s, then became editor of Air Force Times in 2000. Stayed there five years, then took a break to finish some school. Now back in the game with Navy Times.

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