It's a good story...go read it.
He has experienced the extremes of warfare, from behind a rifle to behind a desk. He has weathered two wars that bracketed a generation in controversy: Vietnam and the current conflict in Iraq.Can't recall if I've mentioned this before, but here in Giessen we have the oldest chaplain on duty in the Army. I'm told he is a reservist...in his seventies.
Yet Sgt. First Class Clarence Kugler of Fort Lauderdale bears another distinction: at 59, the Army says, he's the oldest enlisted soldier in Iraq.