Great-grandmother returns to Oklahoma after serving in Iraq, Afghanistan

Monday, January 2nd 2006, 5:54 am
By: News On 6

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) -- A 72-year-old great-grandmother is back with her family in Lawton after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Lena Haddix supervised international workers at a Post Exchange -- or PX -- in Baghdad. She's been a long-time supervisor of the PX at Fort Sill.

She says she talked to so many soldiers that were going to Iraq while at her job at Fort Sill that she decided to go herself.

During her stint overseas, Haddix donned combat boots, a 10-pound helmet and a 40-pound flak jacket.

While in Baghdad, Haddix survived a rocket attack that killed three soldiers in front of the PX.