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Sun Feb 4, 2018, 10:55 PM

South Dakota House panel rejects 18-year-old drinking age for military

A South Dakota House committee on state affairs at the state Capitol on Wednesday voted down legislation that would have lowered the drinking age to 18 for members of the military.

It would have allowed bars and retailers to serve alcohol to 18-year-olds in active duty, reserve and National Guard units who showed valid military identification cards.

Republican Rep. Tim Goodwin, the sponsor, says if people are willing to put their lives on the line to serve their country, they should be deemed adults.

Goodwin, of Rapid City, is a retired member of the military and businessman.

Read more: http://www.capjournal.com/news/sd-house-panel-rejects--year-old-drinking-age-for/article_3bd5957e-06c2-11e8-8565-a7ef9d24886f.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Feb 4, 2018, 11:00 PM

1. I was too young to drink in Vietnam. Those old enough got a booze ration card each month. I got

some of the cards from the previous month from some friends. All that was left to buy was gin. So I bought gin using hand me down ration cards.

I could not drink or vote but I could die. Got drafted at nineteen and spent my 20th year in Vietnam.

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Sun Feb 4, 2018, 11:30 PM

2. Yeah, I don't understand this...these guys are volunteering and putting their lives ...

on the line for us...surely they should be able to drink a beer or so to relax...don't they deserve it? I think that they would be far more responsible than a lot of people who unfortunately drink and drive today.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Feb 5, 2018, 12:07 AM

3. At one time 18 year olds could buy alcohol on post

in the PX or commissary. It's been a long time since that was an issue for me so it's probably changed.

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