How could Gore have enlisted
in August '69 and been discharged in May '71? The minimum enlistment obligation for active duty then was 3 years. An early out should have got him out in May '72, not '71, a year early.
As usual, something in Goreville stinks.
posted on 06/01/2010 3:52:59 PM PDT
(muslims, marxists, communists ---> satan's useful idiot corps)
The minimum enlistment obligation for active duty then was 3 years.
I enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1966 with the option for 2, 3 or 4 years. I don't know about Army enlistees, but assume they had the same choices.
My guess is the two year option stayed around as long as there was a draft.
posted on 06/01/2010 3:59:08 PM PDT
According to Wikipedia, Gore signed up for the National Guard, so his hitch was shorter.
The attack article is ill-conceived.
If Vietnam were like WWII and "everybody" went, Gore's cushy assignment would be fair game for criticism.
But given that so few of Gore's Harvard classmates went to Vietnam at all, and so many politicians of his generation had no military experience at all, Gore gets a pass on this.
Given the circumstances of the time, there's no reason why he shouldn't.
posted on 06/01/2010 4:01:56 PM PDT
posted on 06/01/2010 4:18:02 PM PDT
(What would you expect?)
They were dumping manpower during that time. They were no use to anyone.
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