Did anyone VOLUNTEER for Nam??

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must have had their heads examined..
 
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didn't think so

I wanted it to go away

LBJs mess
 

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You were too much of a coward to enlist, you just watch the Military channel and get off watching the anarchy from the safety of your living room, go fuck yourself.
 
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I was 125 lbs on a 5'10" in frame in 1972 - prabably 10 lbs underweight anyway to be drafted
 

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I wussed out and joined the Navy.

I figured if I wanted to get shot, all I'd have to do is walk around the South Bronx on a Saturday night.
 
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Heard about volunteers after Pearl Harbor - inclu kids 0f 16,17 -lied about their age

Wasnt a great groundswell of enthusiam about nam
 

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I wussed out and joined the Navy.

I figured if I wanted to get shot, all I'd have to do is walk around the South Bronx on a Saturday night.
Joining the Navy didn't help but 2 weeks before I graduated "A" school Nixon started the draw down and the Navy decided my skill set was of better use in South and Central America. :dunno:
 

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I wussed out and joined the Navy.

I figured if I wanted to get shot, all I'd have to do is walk around the South Bronx on a Saturday night.
Joining the Navy didn't help but 2 weeks before I graduated "A" school Nixon started the draw down and the Navy decided my skill set was of better use in South and Central America. :dunno:
What "A" school did you go to?
 

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My Dad volunteered. He had to divorce my mom to get in cause there were 5 kids. Once in they remarried. He volunteered for his second tour in Viet Nam were he fell in a pungy stick pit and spent 3 months in a hospital in Okinawa where they didn't know if he would live or die from infection.

That wound haunted him his whole life. He spent 20 years in the Army.
 

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I wussed out and joined the Navy.

I figured if I wanted to get shot, all I'd have to do is walk around the South Bronx on a Saturday night.
Joining the Navy didn't help but 2 weeks before I graduated "A" school Nixon started the draw down and the Navy decided my skill set was of better use in South and Central America. :dunno:
What "A" school did you go to?
Dental Technician but in 72-73 they also selected a group of us to train as Combat Medics to augment the Corpsman ranks, ostensibly to serve in a dual role with a MASH type unit.
 

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we had the something called the draft, or selective service back then. so if you didn't volunteer or have a deferment the came and got you. I signed up for 4 years in the USN just before they came after me.
 
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I was 5 foot 10 about 125 lbs in 1972 - coulndnt gain weight to save my life - nice problem to havee
 

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