James Jordan, the parachute-jumping older brother of hoops legend Michael Jordan, headed for Iraq yesterday after winning a battle with the Army to delay his retirement so he could complete a full, yearlong deployment with his troops.
Jordan, a member of the 35th Signal Brigade, which is based at Fort Bragg, N.C., was to have retired next April 29 after spending 30 years in the military. But the father of three requested — and was granted — permission to delay his retirement so he could finish the full deployment. "In the end, you've got to figure out what is good for the team. I felt what was good for the team was some stability at the top," said the older Jordan.
Forget Michael, this is the real hero of the Jordan family.
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