UPDATE: Soldier mom to be discharged, her attorney says
UPDATE 6 p.m.: The attorney for Lisa Pagan says that she will be discharged from the Army. No word yet, he says, on whether it will be an honorable or dishonorable discharge.
UPDATE: After reporting to Fort Benning, Ga., Lisa Pagan, is now meeting with commanders on the base. Her attorney said the North Carolina woman's case may not be resolved Monday but that this is the first step in trying to find a resolution. Apparently, the children went to the meeting with her.
Here is the ultimate take your kids to work story: A woman who left the Army only to be told to return (like thousands of others since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks) is planning to take her kids with her when she reports at Fort Benning, Ga., today.
Lisa Pagan tried to appeal her recall to service because she said her husband travels for business and she would have no place to leave her children, ages 3 and 4. But all her appeals were denied and so now she has to go.
What will the Fort Benning officials do? And what would you do if you had no where else to leave your kids while you went into active duty? That's a tough question.
-- Sherry Robinson
[Photo: Associated Press photo of Lisa Pagan, her husband Travis, and their children Elizabeth, 4, and Eric, 3.]