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Posted by angrycarpenter in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Jan 01st 2008, 01:52 AM
My uncle served with distinction in the first gulf war receiving numerous commendations including the bronze star. He was put out at the end of the war before he qualified for full retirement benefits. He has been receiving a yearly stipend from the army since he got out. This apparently keeps him in the ready reserve.

Two days before x-mas he got a letter telling him to report for active duty in mid Jan

They must be desperate to draft A 50 year old grandfather back to be a sergeant.

They are calling up the men at the bottom of the list. There is nowhere else to get more men other than bringing back the draft.

My family is totally dumbfounded, he was about to start building his retirement home on a new piece of property they had just bought. His third child has gotten married and moved out. He runs two businesses and has for years.

Now what?
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