March 24, 2003
CAMP PENNSYLVANIA, Kuwait -- It was the sort of exchange old friends have a million times. "How's Coy doing?" Capt. Christopher Seifert asked. Coy is the 2-year-old son of Capt. Mark Johnson. Last week, doctors in Nashville, Tenn., implanted a pacemaker in his tiny chest. "How's Terry?" Johnson asked. The two men, both of whom were married soon after college, liked to talk about their wives. "Good," said Seifert. And the back-and-forth followed its comfortable, predictable course Saturday afternoon at the camp of the 101st Airborne Division here in the desert a few miles south of Iraq.