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Getting out after 5 months because you sprained your ankle and got depressed doesn't make you a veteran. Further, it's a slap in the face to people who have done amazing things to earn that title. So no, your coworker is not a Veteran. She's a quitter.
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SGT Debra Jahnel
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SGT Terri Riley THAT WAS EXACTLY MY FIRST RESPONSE!
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SGT Debra Jahnel
SGT Debra Jahnel
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SPC George Edwards We had one in '81, died of heat prostration(?spelling?) while doing push-ups in the Welcome Center at Ft Jackson in July. Wonder how his DD-214 looked?
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SGT Debra Jahnel
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PVT Peter McKay You have my respect, sir.
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She passed basic MSG
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PO1 Phillip Weekley
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I served five years in recruiting and I remember in our recruiting manual stating that you must have completed 180 days of consecutive service to be considered a veteran.
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This is the correct answer.
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SCPO Lonny Randolph
SCPO Lonny Randolph
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CW2 Kenneth Fort - Shipmate, they also serve who stand and wait, just because one turned wrenches in the hole for 20 years doesn't mean one didn't serve or that one doesn't deserve the title and respect of veteran. For every guy who actually goes to battle there are literally 100's of others filling support billits - sending supplies, cooking chow, fixing jeeps, laying pipe, fueling air planes and what not...
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SCPO Lonny Randolph
SCPO Lonny Randolph
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CW2 Kenneth Fort I guess in this case we will have to agree to disagree. In my 20 years of service, mostly in the amphib Navy as a snipe I never went to a battlefield. My ships were never shot at and for one reason or another I was never in a war zone. Neither my choice nor my fault. Nixon ended Nam 3 days after I enlisted, so I never shipped to Nam either. By your definition then I am not a veteran. Sorry to disappoint shipmate but I most definately am and I most certainly served with honor and with distinction. I am certain you mean no disrespect so I shall take no offense. Thank you for your service!
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PO1 David Johnson
Correct... I wonder how so many Veterans could judge someone so quickly without knowing any of the details.
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SFC George Sease
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I would have to say that the person in question cannot be considered a veteran. 1. Did not finish training (AIT), 2. did not get assigned to a unit that was not a training unit . 3. Was not in a combat zone, 4. More than likely did not receive the National Defense Ribbon, 5. Did not receive a ribbon for the Cold War, 6. Their DD214 should be able to answer some interesting questions-like why did they not stay in.
I would have to say that nope. Sparky does not get to be called a veteran.
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CSM Clifford Fargason
CSM Clifford Fargason
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CW2 Kenneth Fort - "Wow! Talk about a wanna be. It does not matter whether one enlisted (RA) or was drafted (US) or was full time NG. If you did not go to the show you are not a veteran."
The VA, Department of Defense, etc disagree with your opinion. You may not be aware of this, but the VA puts the war on the tombstone of any soldier who served during that era regardless of whether they were in theater or not. You owe the NCOs you disparaged an apology.
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CSM Clifford Fargason
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SFC Anthony Johnson - Any cold war medal or ribbon would have to be issued by a state, no medal or ribbon on the federal level.
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CPL Michael Rediker
CPL Michael Rediker
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Ok this is getting stupid. Is not this bickering and division one of the major problems America faces today. Are not we suppose to lead by example? Some of us forged a bond in the fires of hell.. Some of us supported in whatever capacity those who willingly went into harms way. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am seeing a lot of faces that did not get to come home. So what if someone didn't get a ribbon or a gold star on their DD-214. I could bitch mine being very empty. Ya'll remember the St Louis fire ..Yeah!!! who cares. We have to set the course and show the civilians back here on the block old school camaraderie, Esprit DE Corp, Unity. a shared brother and sisterhood that no one other then us can begin to understand. and that like any family, we may disagree passionately... but we don't get stupid about it.
look, I am going to throw some ribs on the grill this weekend and some Portobello mushrooms the size of your fist. some chilled watermelon and of course ice cold drinks :) anyone that wants to talk or hell even debate come on and have some food. You know what is on my email and the 2 things I always say?
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
"The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men (and woman) Do Nothing"
Now ! for you few remaining instigators, and snake eaters, I would like to extend a nice invitation to you as well. An absolutely free , no charge stress management seminar, I will be hosting in the ring in the backyard, all equipment provided , all you have to do is show up ( and bring your signed waiver) cause man.. .I get it.. you just need a tune up, a little attitude adjustment. we got to re-calibrate your Medulla oblongata. and it is my belief sometime you just have to get sweaty and get knocked down a few times. what the old school use to call a little wall to wall counseling. and after you too can get some food and drink. Guaranteed, to put a smile back on that ugly ass face. Y'all take care and if anyone needs my address , Just call my cell [login to see] . Respect the code.. If you need to put a joke or some payback for whatever reason.. DO IT! but don't give my number out to a bunch of damn solicitors... cause man, That's just evil ;)
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If they quit they suck. But if they were injured then that’s a different story.
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