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April 9, 2003

Albany-- One man traded his stock quotes for a soldier's uniform.

27-year-old Alex Corriere is serving with the 7th Cavalry, in the 3rd Brigade as a scout. Just this time last year, he was a stock broker.

His father, Albany attorney Al Corriere, says it was a surprise to the family when his son decided to enlist, "To my understanding, he enlisted with whatever branch would take him first and send him there. I don't think he was going to tell me about it, but my oldest son convinced him to, so I'm glad he at least did that."

The last time Corriere spoke to his son was on Valentine's Day. He says he has received a few letters since then.

But now with the toppling of Saddam Hussain's regime evident, Corriere is "cautiously optimistic" his son will be home soon.

Posted at 5:40 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com