Brothers choose to serve Army, together

Story and photo by Stephen Standifird
Assistant editor

Little brothers often follow in the footsteps of their older siblings, whether it is in sports, at high school or just wanting to tag along.

For two brothers from Texas, the roles were reversed when little brother wanted to join the Army.

Their paths eventually led them to Fort Leonard Wood for Advanced  Individual Training.

When Pvt. Jorge  Bastida, 20, decided to join the Army Reserve, it wasn’t something he expected his brother to do. For Jorge, it was a matter of pride and the opportunity to attend college to better his life.

“I always thought it would be pretty cool to wear the uniform and didn’t think there would be anything to lose if I joined the military,” Jorge said.

Pvt. Felipe Bastida, 22, was already working as a…     Read More...