Camp Liberty, Iraq- After being a civilian for over 38 years, one member of the current U.S. Army decided that it was time to get back in the saddle.
Major Robert Sexton is a doctor with Headquarters and Headquarters company, 425th Civil Affairs Battalion, 4th Infantry division, and he was last in service in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Recently, he decided it was time to get back into the action.
He was a brave and courageous soldier with the 101st Airborne Division back in 1968 and 1969, at the young age of 17 he joined up. He dealt with support doing transport, evacuation and insertion missions.
After a long and eventful four decades, which included medical school in Guatemala, living in Central America, completing his residency and even practicing medicine in the Central American Country.
After he returned to the United States, became a doctor in Arizona and 20 years of practice, his two sons joined the Marine Corps, and he began to consider his own options.
“My two sons inspired me,” said Major Sexton. He accepted an Army commission in November 2007, and has been working as an Army Doctor in Baghdad since October 2008.
He loves his work, and goes out on some of the patrols to help with medical situations in and around Baghdad. He is well regarded, and seen as an inspiration by many people that serve with Dr. Sexton.