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Posted on Jul 19, 2018
SSG Gerhard S.
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Maj John Bell
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For those who chose not serve and stuck around to face the music. I disagree, but respect.

For those that avoided service, but used the rules to do it. I don't like it, but harbor no ill will. "The rules is the rules."

For those that ran, they made a choice and they should have been forced to live by their choice. I don't like them standing on American soil, breathing American Air, and enjoying American freedom. I forgive, but do not forget. I don't go looking for a pissing contest, but If they bring up the subject, I'm not going to pussyfoot around it.
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SGT Frank Pritchett
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MSG (Join to see) - Can't believe I let that comment slide.
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SP5 Dennis Dorsey
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Better to keep quiet than say my piece about him.
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SGT Frank Pritchett
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Sometimes we may not like the out come of a situation, but if it is better for what we believe then it is good. Christ chose 12 disciples and none of them had good morels, but they believed in him. I'm not saying Trump is Christ but all that he has done so far is good for the United States. After all if you can't help your self then you can't help others.
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LTC Phil Marlowe
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What tickles me is when I'm sitting in an Airport and start to speak with someone around my age - it almost always get to the question of 'did you serve' and 'did you retire' (especially for those of us old enough to have been in VN) - it never ceases to amaze me those who didn't serve (even some I met who 'ran') will say something to effect that - "You know, if I have gone into the Military, I 1) could have retired 10 years ago OR I'd already been retired by now". Then I say, been there, done that and the Eagle dumps in my bank account every first of the month. You coulda and you shoulda - but ya didn't. These chance moments happen more frequently than I ever thought it would. I think a lot of them 'regret' they didn't step up. Not serving really affected men of the 'Greatest Generation (WWII), not so much I think the Korean/VN era generation of men. There was some carry over of course - but not the same level of pride you have when you serve.
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I agree with you that I want men and women serving that are joining of their own free will. I do not agree with you that a draft is slavery. I volunteered and knew that I would be going to Vietnam. I never gave any thought to draft dodgers. What bothered me were the scum bags that greeted me at LAX when I returned from Vietnam. They tried to block my way, asked me how many babies had I killed, told me to repent for my sins, etc. I was in uniform flying military standby. One of the hardest things that I have ever done, was not confronting these scum bags.
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CW4 Craig Urban
CW4 Craig Urban
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Good morning Vietnam.
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CW4 Craig Urban
CW4 Craig Urban
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Cpl Mark A. Morris nam means water. You can live without food for 11 days. Not without nam.
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CW4 Craig Urban
CW4 Craig Urban
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I did not serve in Vietnam
I was sent to south Korea 1970. I went where the army gave me orders to go. Did not mind the dodgers so much it was the Jane Fonda types that bothered me.
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SSgt James Jones
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I have more respect for those who crossed the boarder than use money or medical excuses to avoid the draft.please stop comparing slavery to the draft, black services members served proudly an returned home to be still treated like slaves an denied our rights. I respect your thoughts even if I don't agree with you.i have no respect for a medical draft dodger and someone doesn't pay his taxes but enjoys all of the freedom being an American provides.he lied then an he lies KNOW how can we respect and follow the orders of someone like that
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SGT Clifford (Mug) Hall
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As a Viet Nam era enlistee I chose to enlist. I didn't run off to Canada. I am admittedly more upset with folks like Kerry & McCain that embellished their own record, profited from it and have become national embarrassments. Lack of information is the biggest enemy. If the reasons were legitimate I have no problems with deferments.
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MSG (Join to see) - I too want to see the citations.
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LTC Ken Connolly - Leo K. Thorsness and Bud Day never spoke an ill word of McCain and both were MOH recipients who were with McCain at the Hanoi Hilton. Both were his friends. Cpl Thomas Wiklanski
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CW4 Craig Urban
CW4 Craig Urban
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Kerry fell over drunk in the latrine. Purple heart. My uncle matt urban told him get out of my face. Whimpy.
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SP5 Dennis Dorsey
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SGT (Join to see) - McCain stood for all who were prisoners of war and reminded us of what they stood for. He might have, what you call, profited from it but he never forgot and honored them and all who fought and died for this country.
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