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Old October 16, 2012, 04:16 PM   #301
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Old October 16, 2012, 07:02 PM   #302
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I am a veteran, I served in the USMC and the USAF in the 50s and 60s.
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Old October 16, 2012, 08:51 PM   #303
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Old October 16, 2012, 09:53 PM   #304
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Old October 16, 2012, 09:59 PM   #305
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never served, but my dad and my brother both served 20 yrs each in the Air Force. I spent 15 yrs of my life living overseas
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Old October 16, 2012, 10:01 PM   #306
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Old October 16, 2012, 10:03 PM   #307
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Old October 16, 2012, 10:05 PM   #308
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Yes.

Army National Guard, '05-July '11

Individual Reserve, JUL '11 to present.

Did Katrina and Afghanistan.
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Old October 16, 2012, 10:09 PM   #309
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They also get a lot more from the government...such as retirement and other benefits.
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Really? Do you know how low the retirement pay is? Do you know how bad the medical care is? So no, they don't get "a lot" from the govt.
my understanding is that retirement pay is based on your rank in the military and number of years served. my brother isn't getting rich from his military pension but it's enough to support his family, which he had to do when he retired. he served 20 yrs.

as for medical care, I don't know the specifics of my brother's medical insurance policy as far as what care is provided but I do know he's paying waaaaaay less than what I pay, and he gets it for life. is that a lot? you be the judge
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Old October 17, 2012, 12:49 AM   #310
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I have not served, and I can't for awhile, but I consider the possibility on occasion.
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Old October 17, 2012, 01:49 AM   #311
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Old October 17, 2012, 01:50 AM   #312
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Old October 17, 2012, 02:15 AM   #313
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Old October 17, 2012, 07:02 AM   #314
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Old October 17, 2012, 07:08 AM   #315
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Old October 17, 2012, 07:42 AM   #316
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Old October 17, 2012, 08:14 AM   #317
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Old October 17, 2012, 09:43 AM   #318
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Old October 17, 2012, 10:53 AM   #319
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Old October 17, 2012, 11:22 AM   #320
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Old October 17, 2012, 11:40 AM   #321
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Old October 17, 2012, 12:09 PM   #322
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Old October 17, 2012, 12:13 PM   #323
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Old October 17, 2012, 12:18 PM   #324
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KMAX yes you are a true vet, a vet is a vet if they served in combat or not.
Thank you for your service, it is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all our vets for their service, you guys are what keeps our country the best.
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Old October 17, 2012, 12:31 PM   #325
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No, and one of the very few things in life for which I remain ashamed. (For pretty much everything else I've been able to make amends.)

The Viet Nam war ended just a few months before I would have been drafted and all I could think of was 'Whew, I don't have to go.' I never looked back until I had matured a bit more and had some understanding of civic duty. (At least now it angers me when I hear someone laughing about dodging jury duty and I can kindly remind them of 'duty'.) I tried to enlist in the Reserves, but by then I was too old. Later I found that the age limit had been increased and I could have enlisted, but by the time I found out it had been reduced again. I watch now and if the age limit is ever relaxed again then I'll do what it takes to get in. I'm blessed that I have a wife that understands and supports this decision. We both try to serve our country in other ways, but neither of us is under the delusion that it is the same as military service.

Please let me offer a very sincere thank you to all of you that have served.

Sincerely,
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