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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by *ASH*, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. *ASH*

    *ASH*

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    just got back from afstupistan for 6 months on aug 20 . and now with this SYRIA BS . HES GOT WORD HE MIGHT BE GOING BACK iif war breaks out . man my daughter is pissed .
     
  2. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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    Well we gotta make the world safe for democracy ya know..
    Win hearts and minds and help them build McDonalds and such.
     

  3. Detectorist

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    I'd give my right &*&(* to be in his shoes right now.
     
  4. Bren

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    So, why aren't you?
     
  5. wingryder

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    Oh no sir, there is no chance of boots on the ground! Obama will fire a couple missiles, circulate a couple of UAV's and Assad will just give up, doncha know. :whistling:
     
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  6. that sucks. i feel for your daughter. he knew what he signed up for though, and i dont mean that in a bad way.

    thank him for his service.
     
  7. Detectorist

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    Incurable health issues.
     
  8. F350

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    As a former Jarhead.............. There's probably something he isn't telling his wife..... He volunteered.

    Got a nephew (Army, combat engineer, route clearance) he's been back less than a month, he volunteered to go.
     
  9. Yeah, it's absolutely crap that the men and women in the military were dragged from their home under threat of arrest and forced into military service by way of the draft......






    .....oh, wait......
     
  10. HollowHead

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    << Watching his Halliburton stock carefully... HH
     
  11. hpracing007

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  12. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

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    Tell my uncle that.
     
  13. He is currently active-service military, forced into multiple re-enlistments repeatedly after December of 1972 (the last time there were any conscription of US soldiers)?

    Assuming all of that above was true, then your uncle would be 59-60 years old and somehow, miraculously, conscripted and "stop-lossed" for over 4 decades.

    If that's the case, then I'll apologize to him.
     
  14. Ohio Cop

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  15. AZ Husker

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    I remember watching that TV during the draft lottery to see when my birthday would come up. I wish they would bring it back so we could get a decent cross society into the service. No more waivers or running off to Canada. Everyone serves their time, unless they are truly physically or mentally disabled. I remember whole companies of felons in the early 70's given the chance to enlist or go to prison during the beginning of the all-volunteer military.
     
  16. Random

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    <<<<Watching his Halliburton job carefully....Ran
     
  17. *ASH*

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    i think some missed the intent , SIL is not complaining about his service or my daughter it was more she was venting . when she first started dating him and then moved on to marriage we had explained everything how life would be different in military families .
    it was basically " damn he just got home " kinda thing . just like " oh man so soon "
     
  18. Snaps

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    Nothing like fightimg for out biggest enemy.

    Almost glad I ended up medically unfit for retention in one we were actually fighting FOR America in
     
  19. AZ Husker

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    Tell her to be proud of his service and quit whining. She should also be very appreciative about her benefits. Nothing was different for me 40 years ago, or worse yet the wonderful generation of both world wars. Now they have internet and skype. We had letters that took weeks both ways. I have many discussions with returning vets at the VA and they always tell me they don't know how we maintained.
     
  20. Bren

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    True. The people here with me are talking a lot about going home...as in, "man, I hope we don't get sent home early, I've got a motorcycle/car/etc. to pay off.":whistling:

    When we were stayiing in a tent in Kandahar and our primary mission was cancelled, our commander asked if anyboody wanted to volunteer to go back home. He got no volunteers. A couple of weeks ago he sent an email asking if anyboody wanted to volunteer to go home early. he got no volunteers.

    I am yet to meet these soldiers who are crying about being deployed. I have been here twice and, both times, the units were made up 100% from volunteers.