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Yes 517 71.41%
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Old October 30, 2012, 08:46 AM   #376
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Old October 30, 2012, 10:16 PM   #377
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I served in the Army from 1985 to 1988. I was stationed at Fort Hood Texas in 3/67 Armor, 2nd Armored Division. Sadly, the division does not exist any longer.
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Old October 30, 2012, 10:26 PM   #378
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Retired USAF Security Police after retirement went to work for Sheriffs Office, once a Cop always a Cop.
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Old November 1, 2012, 07:31 PM   #379
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Old November 1, 2012, 07:39 PM   #380
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It's interesting to see the diversity of branch and service here...everything from fighter pilots to Navy commo specialists.
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Old November 2, 2012, 06:51 AM   #381
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Old November 3, 2012, 09:44 AM   #382
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Old November 3, 2012, 11:23 PM   #383
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Old November 3, 2012, 11:50 PM   #384
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Old November 4, 2012, 01:33 AM   #385
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I just want to thank each and every one of you for your service.
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Old November 4, 2012, 08:20 PM   #386
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Old November 5, 2012, 06:23 AM   #387
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Old November 5, 2012, 09:25 AM   #388
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Old November 5, 2012, 08:35 PM   #389
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Old November 5, 2012, 11:36 PM   #390
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Those who can't serve, like myself, could just as easily be conscripted for 2 years at the Post Office or some other type of federal service.

I appreciate your military service and hope that God blesses each of you for your selfless loyalty to our nation.

That being said, I worked as a teacher in the public schools for 22 years. I was physically assaulted 7 times, left the school systems and worked in the Texas Prison system where I was much safer. We each serve our country in our own way.

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Old November 6, 2012, 09:52 AM   #391
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Old November 6, 2012, 10:00 AM   #392
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Without military service, I don't think that you should be able to own property, or vote
That's a bit extreme. What about those folks who are born with a medical condition that makes them unfit for military service? They should be punished for the rest of their lives by being totally disenfranchised??? Crazy idea.

I'm all for some kind of required service, but this idea is a bad one.
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Old November 6, 2012, 11:15 AM   #393
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Old November 6, 2012, 09:10 PM   #394
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Old November 6, 2012, 09:55 PM   #395
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Old November 7, 2012, 09:04 AM   #396
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U.S. Army 6/72 to 6/76. Fort Dix, N.J. and Germany. No combat experience in which I'm greatful but then again always wondered how I would react to it. My gretest respect to those who had to experience it.
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Old November 7, 2012, 09:54 AM   #397
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Army. Infantry.

But I wouldn't put much faith in the percentages that this poll is generating because participation is voluntary. I'll bet the percentage of those who served is highly skewed.
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Old November 7, 2012, 11:44 PM   #398
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Old November 8, 2012, 07:00 PM   #399
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What about cops, firefighters, and EMTs?

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Those who can't serve, like myself, could just as easily be conscripted for 2 years at the Post Office or some other type of federal service.

I appreciate your military service and hope that God blesses each of you for your selfless loyalty to our nation.

That being said, I worked as a teacher in the public schools for 22 years. I was physically assaulted 7 times, left the school systems and worked in the Texas Prison system where I was much safer. We each serve our country in our own way.
I also agree here. I can't really put words to the respect I have for those who serve in the military. But that said, many people work for state and federal entities out of a desire to serve their country, even if military service is not possible or practical for them (and let's not forget, there are probably lots of people who'd love to join the military, but the military doesn't want or need them).

Just sayin'.
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Old November 10, 2012, 11:47 PM   #400
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I've been a police officer since I left the Army in 2000. But it's been my general experience on this forum any a few others that I frequent (THR, S&W) that police and even EMT's and Fire tend to be held in a lower regard than the military.

Think about all the threads over the years talking about how cops are bad shots, brutal, bullies, ect. ect. I doubt you'll see a thread like this one regarding cops because it would be taken over by the cop haters. Which isn't surprising given the fact that law enforcement is internal and enforces civil law. Civil law involves gun control and we know how popular that is.

The military deals with external threats and many hold vets in higher regard. So it goes.
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