~Do You Know Anyone In The Military??~

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    Could be now or in the past??
    My Dad (SF)- he served in the Korean war, and I have a cousin who was over in Iraq a few years back.
    And my real Father was in the Navy at some point, for I have a few photos of him in his Navy uniform.
     
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    Lots of vets here, Dabs; not sure about current ones, except Bootneck-he's deployed in A'stsan right now.
     
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    OK thanks Gadfly, wonder how many have Fathers and brothers and other family members??
    I ask because I spoke with a lady the other day, and she told me she knew nobody in the military, no one in her family served, not one of her friend's. It struck me as odd- I thought everyone must know at least one person, besides themselves, that has served in the military.
     
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    Yup.. my son's in the Army..

    phew...after 4 years he's out in mid August...
     
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    Aww, that is great, and I know you and him, as well as the rest of your family, will be happy to have him home *smiles*
     
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    Stepson recently returned from Afgh. Heads back for round 2 in August.
     
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    I think caroljo has a son in the army right now, smokin-kat's father is a Vietnam vet; but you know, the pool is shrinking; the WW II vets are leaving us now, about 1000 of them a day, the Korean War vets aren't far behind, and those of us from Vietnam are in our sixties now. Heck, a lot of the younger vets here are retired now.
     
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    Ya...my son has been in the Army for awhile now, 3 tours to Iraq, now training with Special Forces. He has a beautiful wife and two beautiful kids...i miss them ALOT!!
     
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    My husband was a Marine in Viet Nam...he even JOINED (not drafted!)..ya, being nuts is normal in my family! Lol!
     
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    I've known many vets. Some from 'Nam, one from Korea, and a handful from our more recent actions.

    Long discussions with them lead to my adopting many of their views on honour, the military, and the Cult of Militarism.
     

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