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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 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. As far as I am concerned, they are not to be trusted.
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Maj John Bell
Maj John Bell
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1SG Mark Rodgers - Inscrutable
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Sgt Bob Lamb
Sgt Bob Lamb
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I'm upset that in 1977 Jimmy Carter gave amnesty to those who dodged the draft.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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Sgt Bob Lamb -
OH Ya ~~ Rather Than Giving Them Amnesty,
I'd Prefer They'd Be Given Prison Time.
Including That Chicken-Sh*t SOB Of A Former President.
YA ~ You Know The One; Our Former "Commander-In-Chief
Of ALL American Military Forces"...
"DON'T" HE Make Ya Proud?
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SGT Robert Urbaniak
SGT Robert Urbaniak
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Please use a name, as I have no idea who your referring to.
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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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SSgt James Jones
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Sir I respect your opinion. However I can’t agree with you comparing the draft to slaver.Black American have served in every war conflict and police actions this great country has been involved in.However it wasn’t always as free men and women. I wasn’t drafted I volunteered for the USAF and A proud Vietnam vet. I don’t agree with draft dodgers it’s a choice they have courtesy of those who served. I would like to believe that most of the draft dodgers paid their taxes or have other members of their family that have served this great country in some capacity.with that being said no one (0) members of 45 family served this country. They took advantage of the freedom this country gave them to not pay taxes and cheat lie and steal for their benefit only.yes that’s a blanket statement there are some members of his family that are not tax dodgers and don’t want to set the constitution aside if it helps him to continue with the lies hate bigotry and the fleeing of those who believe in him.
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SPC Lyle Montgomery
SPC Lyle Montgomery
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SSgt James Jones - It wasn't slavery in any way. If you live in this great country then you should be willing to fight for it.
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SSgt James Jones
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SPC Lyle Montgomery I think you are agreeing with me. The draft has nothing to do with slavery.
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1SG Mark Rodgers
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SSgt James Jones - There is a yes and a No in both statements! Can you walk away when drafted? No. The next question is of same thought.. Just think about the parallel!
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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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SPC Bill Howell
SPC Bill Howell
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I served in Vietnam as a draftee. I am not ashamed of it. I had a friend that tried to get me to join the National Guard and I told him no. I said if I get drafted, then I will go. I was almost sure that if i got drafted I would go to Vietnam. I served 14 months there. Never regretted one minute and am proud of my service. As soon as I got out college, I had a very strong feeling that I would get drafted. At the time I thought 2 years was better than 3. One regret I had when returning is that I didn't join the Reserves and serve until retirement. A couple of things that really get to me are the protesters and the ones that fled the country at that time. I had a hard time getting over President Carter's decision to forgive the draft dodgers.
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SPC Stiv ChenRobbins
SPC Stiv ChenRobbins
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lI find it far more annoying that some folks use "draft dodger" when what they really mean is "guy on the other side."
Likewise, I find it annoying that people say "he claimed he had asthma" or "he claimed he had bone spurs" No responsible medical doctor has ever disclosed their patients' medical issues unless that person has given them permission. That means that unless you broke into the doctor's office and stole his files, you pretty much have to take their word for it, content in the knowledge that those issues were proven well enough to satisfy the US Government. (For whatever that is worth.)
If you can't be honest about it in public, at least be honest with yourself.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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CSM Thomas Ray -
One Of The Things About "Bone Spurs" Many Are NOT Aware Of Is
"When One HAS Bone Spurs, The Area Can Be Numbed With An Injection
And Massaged Off The Bony Area." ~ BUT It's Been Stated By The 2 Daughters Of The Doctor, Whom DID Trumps Diagnosis, "He Had NO Bone Spurs, Their Father Was Paid By Fred Trump To Report It As Such, To Have His Son Donald, Deferred From Serving,~ On FIVE (5) Different Occasions: ~~ READ As FOLLOWS ~
~~~~~~Dr. Elysa Braunstein and Sharon Kessel — the daughters of Dr. Larry Braunstein, who died in 2007 — say their father was one of Fred Trump’s tenants at the time, setting up his podiatry practice in the Trump-owned Edgerton Apartments in Jamaica, Queens. Though they are unsure whether their dad actually examined the then 22-year-old Donald Trump, the sisters say that he often spoke of signing off on the diagnosis that kept Trump out of the war. The doctor also gave them the impression that Trump didn’t actually have bone spurs, but he said otherwise to help keep him out of the draft, they say.

“I know it was a favor,” Braunstein told the New York Times, noting her father’s cordial relationship with Trump’s real estate developer father.

“What he got was access to Fred Trump,” she added. “If there was anything wrong in the building, my dad would call and Trump would take care of it immediately. That was the small favor that he got.”

The sisters say they recall their father’s friend and fellow podiatrist, Dr. Manny Weinstein, was also somehow involved with the bone spur diagnosis. Weinstein died in 1995.~~~~
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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CSM Thomas Ray -
DID PRESIDENT BIDEN GET ANY DRAFT DEFERMENTS?
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Prior to the election, rumors began to circulate on Facebook that Biden had deferred the draft on a number of occasions during the Vietnam War. The post went viral in part because conservatives saw it as a way to rebut Democratic claims that former President Trump had dodged the draft. Biden, who was born in 1942, could have been drafted into service in the war. 

Although he was the right age, Biden never served because he received a number of deferrals from the draft during his time in college. He first received deferrals while an undergraduate at the University of Delaware, and later during his time in law school at Syracuse University. Biden eventually received a medical exam in 1968, after which he received a "1-Y" classification. 

That classification meant that Biden could not be drafted unless there was a national emergency. In 2008, when Biden was seeking the presidency in the Democratic primary, he released his selective service record to the press. At the time, his records said that he was disqualified from service because of asthma that he suffered from as a teenager. 
~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now For TRUMP~~~~~~~~~~
Although neither Biden or Trump personally served in the military the issue of respect for the military dominated a large chunk of the 2020 presidential campaign. The issue stemmed largely from comments that Trump had reportedly made that many felt were disrespectful to the millitary. In reporting from The Atlantic, Trump said that those who died in the military were "losers" and "suckers."

The Biden campaign used those comments to suggest that Trump didn't have the respect for military service that was necessary to serve as commander in chief. It was just one of many issues that were raised over the course of a long and brutal campaign, and it's unclear if any one issue, including the coronavirus pandemic, proved to be decisive in Trump's ultimate defeat in November. Still, his comments about the military probably didn't help him.
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