When Derrick Anene enlisted in the Army, he did not expect to be deployed to Iraq two weeks after returning from basic training."There is chaos. Unpredictable, spontaneous, nerve-racking waves of chaos, not knowing if your life will be included in the following day," said Anene, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and sophomore political science major.
Anene, then 18, reported to his National Guard unit base in Fort Worth where he was told, "Say your goodbyes. You have two weeks."