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Do Mormons serve in the Military?

Posted on 03/10/2012 9:48:43 PM PST by 3boysdad

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To: alexander_busek

LOL! Ok, I deserved that! Yes, they were both Norman, and they both had a friend named Cliff and they hung out at Cheers!


51 posted on 03/11/2012 5:15:35 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: 3boysdad

I worked with a Mormon on an overseas assignment in the early 1970’s. He was very clear that he would not serve in a combat unit, but had no problem working with us in the intelligence community.


52 posted on 03/11/2012 6:03:14 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: meadsjn

Did over 500 men of the Mormon Battalion join the US Army during the Mexican War? Also what is the longest forced infantry march in US Military history? Answer, the 2,000 mile march made by the Mormon Battalion from Iowa to San Diego. IIRC, there was no Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Jewish, or any other religion based unit then, or Since.

I find the implied premise of the OP rather stupid.


53 posted on 03/11/2012 6:20:46 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (One, thinks he was great prez)
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To: Allon

You’re right, I knew many Mormons in the AF, but I never met a Mormon chaplain.


54 posted on 03/11/2012 7:26:39 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Sea Parrot
Did over 500 men of the Mormon Battalion join the US Army during the Mexican War? Also what is the longest forced infantry march in US Military history? Answer, the 2,000 mile march made by the Mormon Battalion from Iowa to San Diego.

I have no reason to doubt stories of Mormons serving well and honorably.

I also don't doubt the stories that no Romneys were among them, before or since.

55 posted on 03/11/2012 7:54:17 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: 3boysdad

Yes they serve. The one I knew was a real jerk. But then, if he had been a Baptist he would still have been a jerk. It was his nature.

At a National Cemetery near here there is a Mormon headstone with an angel tooting a horn.


56 posted on 03/11/2012 8:11:03 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: meadsjn

The same can be said for any other religion and politicians of any, or no faith.

I would not urinate on Romney if he was on fire. But I get pretty tired of the Mormon bashing.

And no, I am not a Mormon.


57 posted on 03/11/2012 10:16:17 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (One, thinks he was great prez)
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To: 3boysdad; Dan(9698)

Do mormons revere Isreal as the true residence of the Holy of Holies, or does the “temple” in SLC trump that? What does it mean to be a “temple mormon” anyway?

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The ‘holy of holies’ is in SLC temple.


58 posted on 03/11/2012 11:07:45 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: 3boysdad

Mormons defeated the Nazi’s from all their service

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Not even close. But Mormon relations with the Nazi’s is another thread...


59 posted on 03/11/2012 11:38:23 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: 3boysdad

Absolutely. I have a friend, who is Mormon, who is currently serving in England in the Air Force as a physician.


60 posted on 03/11/2012 6:31:17 PM PDT by Born Conservative
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To: reaganaut; 3boysdad

The only one I ever met I (and I’m retired) was a thoroughly Jack Mormon. He was the one I first heard about the magic underwear from. After I was aware of it, I noticed the tell-tale “pantie lines” across the thighs of several male acquaintences over the years, but that was it. Never heard of a Mormon female in the military.


61 posted on 03/11/2012 9:18:41 PM PDT by T Minus Four
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To: T Minus Four

My battle buddy in basic training was a Mormon female. Her name was Angela Huff. I even went with her when she went to church service on Sunday. The services were held in an empty classroom at Ft Dix, NJ. I remember that the man who led the service called me “sister” when I walked through the door, and it made me smile

She is the only Mormon female I have ever met in the military.

This was along time ago- in 1990. She was not regular Army, she was National Guard.


62 posted on 03/11/2012 10:00:44 PM PDT by baileybat
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