Get AOL News Alerts » 4 Years Later, Deserter to Return to ArmyBy RUSS BYNUM, AP posted: 13 HOURS AGOcomments: 784filed under: Iraq News, National NewsPrintShareText SizeAAASAVANNAH, Ga. (Feb. 10) -- Sporting a dragon tattoo on his forearm and skulls on both biceps, Cliff Cornell looks tough. But he dissolves into tears as he reflects on his return to the Army four years after he fled to Canada to avoid the war in Iraq. "I'm nervous, scared," Cornell said, wiping puffy eyes beneath his sunglasses Monday at a Savannah hotel after a three-day bus ride from Seattle. "I'm just not a fighter. I know it sounds funny, but I have a really soft heart." Fleeing War Duty in IraqStephen Morton, AP3 photos Cliff Cornell, here in a hotel room Monday in Savannah, Ga., planned to surrender Tuesday to military police in nearby Fort Stewart. The 29-year-old fled to Canada in 2005 to avoid being deployed to Iraq and will likely face criminal charges. "I'm nervous, I'm scared," Cornell said. Cornell, 29, of Mountain Home, Ark., planned to turn himself in to military police Tuesday at nearby Fort Stewart, where he'll likely face criminal charges for abandoning his unit before it deployed to Iraq in January 2005. 4 Years Later, Deserter to Return to Army I'm not about to judge this guy, and I don't have any thoughts on what his punishment should be. My question is "why do people like this join in the first place? When you join the military, you know you may be put in a position where killing other human beings is the objective, whether you like it or not. If you know that you are incapable of doing such a thing, then why join?