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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:35 PM

Draft Dodger Rag

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kentuck Jun 2020 OP
Hulk Jun 2020 #1
Glorfindel Jun 2020 #2

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:48 PM

1. I still can't be around a draft dodger....

Guess that's my problem. I was drafted, and I served. I was an 11Bravo infantry fodder.....I and thousands of other young men. I could have gone to Canada, or Asia, and I had even given thought to changing my citizenship to German...but I felt my country called on me, and I answered. I knew the war wasn't popular. I was scared....but I went.

It was good character building in boot camp and advanced infantry training. It did make me tough in character. I can still walk long distances, sometimes carrying a load that has me ready to quit...but I push on and reflect back to those forced marches we had with full pack of weight in AIT....and I will say, we had a few times in the bush where we had to walk out, and we had to carry the gear and even our fellow soldiers who were ready to lay down and quit.

I know it was a bad war. I know 50,000+ died for that senseless mess. I saw them die. I was blown up myself and came home on a stretcher. But if you tell me you went to Canada, or ran away and let someone else fill your boots....I want nothing more to do with you. You can imagine how I feel about this piece of shit coward we have in the Oval Office, (when he's not on the golf course or at his rallies).

And now to hear he knew and DID NOTHING regarding Russia paying bounties for killing US and NATO forces.....that's a new low. Hey....we supplied arms to the Taliban when Russia was there, and I see that as pretty much the same. Only difference is, this piece of shit has said and DONE NOTHING about it. Coward...through and through.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:49 PM

2. I know what you mean. I had an uncle in Montreal; I could have

fled to Canada and he would have taken me in, but I could never have returned home, as my older brother was a wounded hero of the Korean War and four of my uncles served in World War II. I don't regret one minute of the time I served in the military. I was never in combat, but I went where I was sent and did what I was ordered to do, as did (almost) everyone else in the same situation. I don't have any patience with guys my age who avoided the draft; no time to waste on them. And you're absolutely correct about the current occupant of the oval office. Thank you for sharing your feelings in an eloquent and thoughtful post.

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