In the Military
12 from 100th opt to leave for Baghdad
Lt. Colbert Low, commander of the 100th Battalion, said about 27 of his soldiers are still on active duty because of medical reasons. He added that about 70 percent of the 650 citizen soldiers belonging to the 100th Battalion who deployed to Iraq last year have chosen to remain with the unit and the 100th isn't scheduled to deploy again until 2011.
However, there are 12 soldiers from the 100th Battalion who have volunteered for another combat tour in Iraq with a different unit. Sharleen Arcieto said her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Glenn Arcieto, volunteered to join the Pacific Army Reserve's 657th Area Support Group when it leaves for Logistical Support Area Anaconda near Baghdad this summer.
Also joining the unit will be Master Sgt. Henry Torres, 49, who requested being taken off the retirement rolls.
"I wanted to serve my country," said Torres. "I want to rejoin the 100th Battalion, but the Army wasn't able to get all my paperwork done in time."
The city offers a deferral of payment on real property tax bill to people in the National Guard or military reserves who are called to active duty for 18 months of more. Requests for deferral of payment can be submitted by sending a letter to the City Treasury Department along with a copy of deployment orders, said City Councilmember Charles Djou, a Army Reserve captain who drafted the ordinance.
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"In the Military" was compiled from wire reports and other sources by reporter Gregg K. Kakesako
, who covers military affairs for the Star-Bulletin. He can be reached by phone at 294-4075 or by e-mail at email@example.com