I can click "yes" cause I was in Iraq, otherwise I would have had to answer "kind of" cause I was a reservist. Hahaha.
I'm not listening to anybody talk down the reservists - I was in an organized reserve Marine Artillery Battalion in 1950 - most of us were "retreads" from WWII. We were packed and ready for our annual 2 week cruise at Camp Pendleton when June 25th - 4:00 PM came and the Korean war broke out. Orders were changed to activate us and the unit departed Denver 17 July 1950 and in 2 months (minus 2 days) on 15 September -were invading Inchon. Three months later at Chosin - most of us were in sedentary work and can you imagine what shape that puts you in for combat.
Our country has every reason to be very proud of our reservists and they have reason to be proud also !!
If you were a Marine in 1950 and were told this smooth faced kid was your Assistant Battalion Surgeon, would that inspire confidence or just give you even more reason to try to avoid getting wounded??