Back to the Middle East

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Radio Rookie Alexis Gordon's dad has been in the Army Reserves since before she was born. He served a tour in Iraq when she was in the 5th grade and was recently deployed again to the war in Afghanistan. 18-year-old Alexis is struggling to understand her dad's decision to stay in the Army and go back to the Middle East.


Baby Alexis with her dad, Wenick Gordon
Alexis with her mom, dad and younger sister, Adrienne
Alexis (L) with her sister
Alexis and her dad
Alexis (R) with her dad and sister
Alexis' dad in Iraq
Alexis' dad in Iraq
Alexis' dad at training
Alexis' dad (R) with Army friends

Produced by:

Courtney Stein


Marianne McCune


Alexis Gordon

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