(courtesy of Abby Normal)
Fla. National Guardsmen lose government jobs while serving in Iraq
By Mike Clary
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Amid the chaos of war, Sgt. Roberto Orozco and about 35 other members of the Florida National Guard sent to Iraq relied on what they knew for certain: their military training, the love of their families and their government jobs back home.
Then one day in the combat zone, the men got a letter. When they returned home, the letter read, their jobs as full-time members of the Guard assigned to a federal drug interdiction program would be gone.