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« on: April 12, 2004, 12:29:33 am »
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If yes, what branch?
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2004, 04:43:16 am »
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2004, 04:54:07 am »
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Oh I thought you meant 'served time'.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2004, 07:52:53 am »
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No, but I almost did join the Army. However, it did not fall through because honestly, the way they run stuff, is like they selling you a lemon car.

However, my sister did serve the Army for 10 years. She was in Iraq for a year, did Afghan too, did Kosovo, and other stuff
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2004, 08:57:42 am »
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No and I never will
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2004, 09:05:16 am »
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I wanted to, but now I am inelligible. Sad I almost quit work that very day on 9/11 and joined. I know quite a few who did.
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2004, 09:43:00 am »
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not old enough too and probably wouldn't if I was.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2004, 09:43:25 am »
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I wanted to, but now I am inelligible. Sad I almost quit work that very day on 9/11 and joined. I know quite a few who did.

well look on the bright side, seeing as you didn't you aren't out there being butchered by Iraqi rebels.
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2004, 09:55:34 am »
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2004, 10:16:41 am »
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I have to, in Sweden you have to join, if you're needed.
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2004, 10:18:09 am »
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would you have done so voluntarily though dunn?
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2004, 11:00:38 am »
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would you have done so voluntarily though dunn?
It is a must, I was growing up knowing i have too. If |I was  a US citizen today I  would not
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2004, 11:01:43 am »
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would you have done so voluntarily though dunn?
It is a must, I was growing up knowing i have too. If |I was  a US citizen today I  would not

Yeah, I know you had to, that is why I asked would you still have served if it wasn't compulsory?
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2004, 11:04:18 am »
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I haven't, but if I lived in the 1930s I would probably have gone into the Spanish Civil War on the side of the Loyalists.
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2004, 11:05:14 am »
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I'm a pacifist
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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2004, 11:05:43 am »
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would you have done so voluntarily though dunn?
It is a must, I was growing up knowing i have too. If |I was  a US citizen today I  would not

Yeah, I know you had to, that is why I asked would you still have served if it wasn't compulsory?
It's theorticall. in the us today no, as far as I know even Swiserland and Swedan have compuksery service
 
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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2004, 05:14:42 pm »
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Texas Army Guard.
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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2004, 06:36:04 pm »
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I haven't, but if I lived in the 1930s I would probably have gone into the Spanish Civil War on the side of the Loyalists.

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I'm too young, but I might join the reserves or JAG later.
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2004, 10:37:53 pm »
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Texas Army Guard.

How long did you serve for?
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2004, 04:16:01 pm »
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Texas Army Guard.

How long did you serve for?
4 years
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« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2004, 06:20:41 am »
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No. In Sweden it's compulsory with seven or nine months of military training after high school, but I sort of avoided the draft. Told the psychologist I couldn't sleep in the same room as other people etc. I had better things to do.
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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2004, 09:13:01 am »
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No. In Sweden it's compulsory with seven or nine months of military training after high school, but I sort of avoided the draft. Told the psychologist I couldn't sleep in the same room as other people etc. I had better things to do.

That's sad really.
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« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2004, 01:44:54 pm »
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I served in the U.S. Army.  Never saw action (except for the war games).  My service straddled the two Iraq conflicts.  I have a cousin who was in the 3rd Infantry.  He had some interesting stories to tell.  Said it was hotter than, well you know.  So was Fort Sill, OK in summer.  

Al, you sure don't have the personality of a pacifist.

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« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2004, 02:44:57 pm »
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No. In Sweden it's compulsory with seven or nine months of military training after high school, but I sort of avoided the draft. Told the psychologist I couldn't sleep in the same room as other people etc. I had better things to do.

That is your view and it is fair enough, if I lived in Sweden however I would certainly serve, I can't see why you wouldn't. Sweden hasn't had a war since the 19th century, early 19th century at that.

I must say I agree with StatesRights, it is rather sad that you have better things to do than serve your country like everyone else your age.
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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2004, 05:14:21 pm »
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No. In Sweden it's compulsory with seven or nine months of military training after high school, but I sort of avoided the draft. Told the psychologist I couldn't sleep in the same room as other people etc. I had better things to do.

That is your view and it is fair enough, if I lived in Sweden however I would certainly serve, I can't see why you wouldn't. Sweden hasn't had a war since the 19th century, early 19th century at that.

I must say I agree with StatesRights, it is rather sad that you have better things to do than serve your country like everyone else your age.

Yep. But most Swedish liberals and conservatives aren't very fond of their country, sadly.

And most don't serve anymore, since they don't need a lot of people. But I intend to do it.
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