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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. They are not to be trusted.
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PFC Timothy McCarthy
PFC Timothy McCarthy
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The first Vietnam wartime draft was held on December 7, 1969
false statement


Roughly 28% of draftees served in theater in Vietnam
January 1968 AIT class Fort Sill OK 194 attendees
3 to Germany
2 to Korea
rest to RVN
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Maj John Bell
Maj John Bell
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PFC Timothy McCarthy - You are correct, my mistake, the first draft lottery was held on December 7, 1969.

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/history-of-the-draft-and-selective-service-4056454


The figure of 28% of draftees was for the duration on the Vietnam era draft 1964-1975.
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CPT John Miller
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SP5 Stephen Sossaman - Good reply, I also do no hate the President. I feel sorry for his shortcomings and wish we had someone who was not a big baby everyday on twitter. But we get the leaders we deserve.
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SPC Amani Harris
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SN Ron Jett - State your resources I would love to read about it.
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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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PFC Joe Fugo
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LTC Lee Bouchard - I SHOULD THE POTS BETTER UP THERE !!! Ha Ha
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LCpl Mario Pina
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Like wise,we had items thrown at us and booed
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SGT Doug Blanchard
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Had a similar incident happen when I flew home on leave after graduation from BCS/AIT. I was in my Class "A" uniform, as that is what they required us to wear back then.
There was some local hippie types at the airport when I deplaned. I was greeted with taunts, name calling, had someone throw a milkshake on me, and such. I and another soldier that was changing flights locally just looked at each other, we must have read each other's thoughts though, as we told them thank you and it shocked the crap out of them when we did. I further explained to them that they should actually be the ones saying thank you for having the freedom to do what they did to us, even though I felt like knocking some heads together.
But Sgt Hallock, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE, from this Cold War Era Veteran.
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SGT Doug Blanchard - Thank you Doug, and thank you for your service!
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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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SGT Pete Padilla
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Mcain spent 5.5 years in the Hanoi Hilton. He was wounded and tortured. How did he embellish. Kerry was wounded twice.
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SPC Dennis Bodofsky
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PFC Joe Fugo - Joe take it easy
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PFC Joe Fugo
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SPC Dennis Bodofsky -I TELL IT LIKE I SEE IT !!!!
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SPC Dennis Bodofsky
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PFC Joe Fugo - Got it Joe all good
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