The deputy director at Raleigh-Durham International Airport is retiring, but plans to start work next month as the head manager at Baghdad International Airport.
R.C. Shackelford, 56, has been at RDU 16 years. He was hired for the Baghdad job by Serco, the private British company contracted by the United States to oversee five Iraqi airports.
"This is the opportunity of a lifetime, and you need to seize it," Shackelford said.
His job will be to restart commercial and cargo operations at the battle-scarred airstrip.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2003
NOT TO MENTION BRINGING GOOD PIT COOKED BARBEQUE TO BAGHDAD.