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WOULD YOU ENLIST TODAY, TO JOIN THE WAR ON TERROR, IF THE MILITARY WOULD HAVE YOU?
self | 6-29-2004 | self - vanity - poll

Posted on 06/29/2004 1:44:09 PM PDT by BagCamAddict

If there were no restrictions on age, weight, fitness, etc., would you sign up to join the War on Terror??

This is a vanity poll, due to the news today that the Army may be dipping into the Individual Ready Reserve pool. Several Freepers have indicated they would go if called upon, but they don't think they will be called due to their age.

Please post ONLY ONCE, and ONLY IF YOU WOULD GO, so that we can easily see the tally by looking at the number of replies.


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To: BagCamAddict

Age 41 here as well. I'd love to go if they would take me. Heck, I'd love to serve as a Vulcan gunner on an AC-130 Spectre.


121 posted on 06/29/2004 2:12:52 PM PDT by AK2KX
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To: BagCamAddict

I am 51 and a Vietnam Era Vet serving three years in Seoul SK and I would go as long as I could serve along the side of my son in Iraq.


122 posted on 06/29/2004 2:13:00 PM PDT by jonsie
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To: BagCamAddict

This old ranger volunteered before and would do it again if they'd have me. I don't suppose they'd let me still jump out of perfectly good airplanes, though. Still sounds like fun...


123 posted on 06/29/2004 2:13:12 PM PDT by RangerVetNam
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To: babyface00
My question is: Is there anything we can all do to help? I know that some of the branches have auxiliary units with no age limitations - that's a start. Is there anything else?

I thought that was worth repeating.

124 posted on 06/29/2004 2:13:41 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: BagCamAddict

I would sign up in a heartbeat, but not to join the U.S. military. I don't trust anyone, and I don't answer to anyone else when it comes to this kind of crap.


125 posted on 06/29/2004 2:13:43 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Ego numquam pronunciare mendacium . . . sed ego sum homo indomitus")
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To: Howlin; All

Posting for Mr. Peach who would go in a heartbeat and for my stepson who was there when Baghdad fell and would go again in a heartbeat.

God bless all of you who love your country; you have not forgotten what the great Ronald Reagan said:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.


126 posted on 06/29/2004 2:13:47 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Howlin
Hey jerkoff, maybe you should read the thread a little closer.

Posts #46 and #78 posted similar responses as mine. That being said, I'd be all for it if the Armed Forces weren't forced to fight with a political handicap. I just went into more detail as to why I don't think the WoT is being fought as well as it could due to the politicians. The Armed Forces are doing as good a job as they can, but they could do a lot better if the politicians would let them.

127 posted on 06/29/2004 2:13:55 PM PDT by xrp
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To: BagCamAddict
At 54 I'd go in a minute, IF:

NO RUNNING

They would allow me to take a few of those Pershing's, I worked on (nukes) or snipe. Either way I can kill you, WITHOUT RUNNING.

They let me go overseas not sit behind a damn desk stateside.

I was Regular Army during Vietnam and would be happy to go again, but NO RUNNING!

128 posted on 06/29/2004 2:14:00 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (Some parts of the world are filled with scum)
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To: BagCamAddict

Oh, and She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed would go now if they'd have her, but she, too is 41, and has a bad back. In any event, she's got the smarts to run the show stateside as well. So for me, "Let's play two!"


129 posted on 06/29/2004 2:14:16 PM PDT by mhking (Message to terrorists: "I've come to chew bubble gum and kick a**; and I'm all out of bubble gum...")
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To: Wyler Redstone
Roger that Minuteman! Stay strong, and keep your head down. All honors upon you and yours.

Hey, let's wait until they take me!

130 posted on 06/29/2004 2:14:37 PM PDT by NativeSon
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To: BagCamAddict

If I were 20 years younger, you bet.


131 posted on 06/29/2004 2:14:51 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: BagCamAddict

Yes would go 41, Electro-Optical Engineer, Rescue Diver, 4 years senior Air Force ROTC.


132 posted on 06/29/2004 2:15:04 PM PDT by citadel84 (Reformed Engineer)
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To: BagCamAddict

46 - bad distant eyesight - would have to shoot anything not ID'able that looked like an islamite. Prolly not be a good idea to send me - but I'd go if called and could...


133 posted on 06/29/2004 2:15:06 PM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: BagCamAddict

Yep, I'd be there. I would have re-enlisted on September 12, 2001, if I could have.


134 posted on 06/29/2004 2:15:18 PM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: BagCamAddict

49... but can still do armorer's duty.
135 posted on 06/29/2004 2:15:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: BagCamAddict
Sign me up. At 43 I still have some fight left.

I remember in 1979 Jimmy Carter re-instituted draft registration. I think they were doing the 19 year olds the first week and then 18 year olds the next, when I saw some creepy wuss-puss looking hippy protester crying for the TV cameras in front of the post office, so I elbowed my way past the sissy and filled out my card a week early.

The news people out front interviewed me and I was on two LA evening news broadcasts that week (I guess you could say I was freeping before there was such a thing, though I was GranadaHillsDan in those days)
136 posted on 06/29/2004 2:15:37 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (If you can read this, thank a teacher....and since it's in English, thank a soldier)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
Age 48 and would go in an instant. My biggest regret in life is not serving when I was younger

same here; but 46.

137 posted on 06/29/2004 2:15:54 PM PDT by alrea
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To: BagCamAddict

Absolutely.
I'd be first in line.


138 posted on 06/29/2004 2:16:22 PM PDT by onyx
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To: BagCamAddict

Not unless they stop pussy footing around and start fighting to win. This taking into account the feelings of your enemy is BULL and costing us American lives. Take the gloves off and win this dam thing.


139 posted on 06/29/2004 2:16:28 PM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: BagCamAddict

At age 62, Would I go? Yes.
You don't know how great it is until you go into a potential conflict with guys who will stand with you until you either win or die. Qutting or running is not an option.


140 posted on 06/29/2004 2:16:59 PM PDT by Ramonan (You never get something for nothing)
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