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Yes 517 71.41%
No 207 28.59%
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Old April 11, 2007, 03:40 PM   #151
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Signed up for Air National Gaurd back in '81. I went thru the "physical" part of the this process and they found a medical problem they would not accept.

I do want to thank all those that have and do serve...THANK YOU!!
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Old April 11, 2007, 04:00 PM   #152
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Old April 11, 2007, 04:10 PM   #153
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Does Peace Corps count as serving?

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How about USIS?

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Old April 12, 2007, 06:29 AM   #154
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As a soldier and a cop. And I consider the second as important as the first.
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Old April 12, 2007, 10:25 AM   #155
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As a soldier and a cop. And I consider the second as important as the first.]
A VERY LARGE +1 !!!

When I was in practice of surgery, our LEOs were special patients and I was an unofficial department physician - I appreciate their service to the community - have two brother-in-laws retired from the department.

Thasnk you !
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Old April 12, 2007, 12:58 PM   #156
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Old April 12, 2007, 07:03 PM   #157
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Old April 13, 2007, 12:09 AM   #158
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Old April 13, 2007, 08:09 AM   #159
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Started in 1957,8 years in army then switched to Airforce .Retired in 1978 boy don't I feel old at 72.
Really never wanted to join but was drafted .Looking back it was the best thing that could have happened to me.

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Old April 13, 2007, 02:17 PM   #160
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beagle1,

I understand the not wanting to join. My lottery number for the year that mattered was mighty low. Felt certain I was going to be drafted, so I joined, so I could make a few choices about how my service time was going to be spent.
But as you say, it was one of the best things that could have happened to me. I'm in no way a perfect person, but I'm a much better person than I would have been, had I not been in.

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Old April 13, 2007, 02:22 PM   #161
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Old April 13, 2007, 03:06 PM   #162
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Ah, but born before which war? Me, I'm a war baby, WWII that is.



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Old April 13, 2007, 06:06 PM   #163
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I signed up for the army but because of a small medical problem they didnt let me past the physical. I have always regretted that and tried to join a couple years later but no go. I was pretty bummed out.
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Old April 14, 2007, 12:27 AM   #164
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Old April 14, 2007, 11:54 AM   #165
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Old April 15, 2007, 03:47 PM   #166
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Old April 17, 2007, 11:44 AM   #167
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Old April 17, 2007, 06:48 PM   #168
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Old April 17, 2007, 06:52 PM   #169
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Though my personal service has been limited to providing healthcare for Veterans, I have just become the proud father of a United States Marine!!
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Old April 17, 2007, 07:15 PM   #170
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Have you noticed my location?

Living the legend with the 1st Cav for the last 8+ years... after two long years of AIT and DLI. Now I'm the cranky HUMINT platoon sergeant on FOB Warhorse. Most people find it hilarious that I have gone from being the FNG straight out of school to being the platoon sergeant in the same platoon without ever leaving.

The problem with being around such specialized and high-demand troops is you get stuck with the menial jobs... like manning the M2 on one of the gun trucks for patrols.
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Old April 17, 2007, 07:52 PM   #171
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Old April 17, 2007, 08:19 PM   #172
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Have not served. I thank all the people that have every day.

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I think the poll might be a bit scewed though, since vets are probably more likely to click on the thread...
I think so, but it does give a lower bound on how many Vets there are, if not what percentage.
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Old April 18, 2007, 01:53 AM   #173
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yikes

Didn't realize the number of folks here who are/were military! I don't envy you, but thanks for your sacrifices!
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Old April 18, 2007, 07:17 AM   #174
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Old April 18, 2007, 09:27 AM   #175
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