Well, YEAH! If I *KNEW* I was going to be called up on election day, I would have had an absentee ballot. My issue was nothing was scheduled, and as I got up and got ready to drive home to vote, I got that call.
My vote is important, sure, but so is making sure soldiers going to war are properly trained.
NEXT TIME, I will just go ahead and do the absentee ballot regardless of whether I plan on being home or not.