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WAR WITH IRAQ | IN BRIEF / WASHINGTON, D.C.

Lawmaker Recalled -- to Active Duty

March 21, 2003|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Rep. Stephen E. Buyer (R-Ind.) delivered a letter to House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) requesting an indefinite leave because his Army Reserve unit was called to active duty. Colleagues broke into applause after his request was granted

Buyer, a lawyer and a Reserve lieutenant colonel, will serve as an operational law judge advocate in a forward-deployed unit, according to his office. He had a similar role in the Persian Gulf War, providing legal advice to combat support units and to a prisoner of war camp.

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