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To: DBCJR
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.

18 posted on 06/01/2010 3:52:59 PM PDT by Zman516 (muslims, marxists, communists ---> satan's useful idiot corps)
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To: Zman516
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.
19 posted on 06/01/2010 3:59:08 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Zman516
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.

20 posted on 06/01/2010 4:01:56 PM PDT by x
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To: Zman516

Don’t ask, don’t tell.


23 posted on 06/01/2010 4:18:02 PM PDT by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: Zman516

They were dumping manpower during that time. They were no use to anyone.


29 posted on 06/01/2010 4:36:34 PM PDT by Domangart
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