June 30, 2004 - Posted at: 7:45pm CDT
POWHATAN, AR -- Leaders of the Army announced to the public today that those who are enrolled in what's called "Individual Ready Reserve" need to be ready to return to the military. As of last week, there were more than 111,000 soldiers in the IRR. Soon about 5,600 of those who have either retired or been discharged will find themselves back in fatigues; the largest call-up since the first gulf war.
"The country needs them at this point and time, so if they gotta go, they gotta go," said Lt. Col. Lloyd Clark