(CBS) — The principal of Waukegan High School is back at work after nearly a year away to serve his country and recover from injuries suffered in Afghanistan.
“I don’t expect the kudos. It’s just what you do. Hearing it, it’s almost like you’re talking about somebody else,” says 48-year-old principal Brian Riegler, who returned to work yesterday.
He says he did not want a big fuss made about his return to work like the school assembly that was held in his honor when he left last spring to serve in Afghanistan as a commander in the Navy Reserves.