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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

Posting for my husband - who would go in a minute if they would take him.


101 posted on 06/29/2004 2:08:21 PM PDT by EllaMinnow ("President Reagan has left us, but he has left us stronger and better." President George W. Bush)
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To: federal

I would be a better soldier now then I was the first time.

Your going to have a whole division or two here in an hour.

The Screamin "Bald" Eagles and the "Big Old One" are ready for action.


102 posted on 06/29/2004 2:08:29 PM PDT by phugg
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To: bad company
old wonderful people!

I'm learning a lot of things about my fellow Freepers on this thread........maybe more than I want to know!

104 posted on 06/29/2004 2:09:01 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: BagCamAddict

51 (but who's counting)...
I'm old & slow (by some standards), but I can still outshoot most of my contemporaries and I don't like ragheads.......


105 posted on 06/29/2004 2:09:29 PM PDT by rockrr ("If this were a perfect world, Democrats would just be a bad memory - like Typhoid")
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To: Billthedrill
Well, you know, BtD, I'm 55 and got out of the Army Signal Corps 31 years ago with the rank of first looie. If they need a guy to run a motor pool, teach a military justice class or go 2-out-of-3 as a court-martial prosecutor -- and they make me an O-3 -- we could talk about it.

But I'd need to drop 30 pounds. We got some serious PT issues here.

107 posted on 06/29/2004 2:09:58 PM PDT by Publius
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To: BagCamAddict

I am 46...female...I would go in a minute...I don't want my grandchildren (who are not born yet) to defend the freedom I know and love...and I know the price of freedom....I also don't have any 'issues'...where do I sign up? Oh btw....I could kick major a**....not a timewaster.


108 posted on 06/29/2004 2:09:58 PM PDT by lizmac (she came....she saw....she conquered.)
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To: BagCamAddict
Age 50 - 18 at a time when I was stupid, coincidentally when the draft had come to a complete stop.

One of my greatest regrets = not serving my country in the military. I'd go now and fight.

109 posted on 06/29/2004 2:10:24 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (the real enemy seeks to devour what is good)
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To: sgtbono2002
Much rather fight the French.

The french don't fight. Unless you count backstabbing as fighting.

110 posted on 06/29/2004 2:10:44 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (You'll think twice about that when a 6' 250 lb Viking kitty with titanium claws comes calling.....)
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To: BagCamAddict

Sure, if I could just put away 40 years, 80 pounds, a hiatal hernia, hypertension, incipient diabetes, and diverticulosis.


111 posted on 06/29/2004 2:10:48 PM PDT by MainFrame65
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To: Mike Bates
I did my time many years ago. But I do have a nominee for hostage in the war on terror

No can do. The terrorists would end up paying us to take him back.

112 posted on 06/29/2004 2:11:02 PM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: BagCamAddict

Age 49 (for 2 more months),nurse, overweight. Count me in GW. I want to be a Marine though (might take me a little while to get thru the fat farm, I mean basic training :')Do they still have the buddy system ? DH could go with me. :')


113 posted on 06/29/2004 2:11:02 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: stompk

Apparently not THAT desperate ;^)


114 posted on 06/29/2004 2:11:07 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
36 years old, good physical shape, questionable sanity, no previous service, general disregard for the lives of the enemies of my nation...I'd go.

Now, where do we go to resurrect Teddy Roosevelt in order to form a new USV division?

115 posted on 06/29/2004 2:11:27 PM PDT by AngryJawa (The Original Grumpy Gen-Xer)
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To: BagCamAddict

At an overweight 52 yrs old I would be little help on the front lines, much to my disappointment. I realize that I serve best by supporting the economic engine that funds our military.


116 posted on 06/29/2004 2:11:37 PM PDT by CMAC51
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To: AIBC

Maybe your State militia. Tennessee has one.


117 posted on 06/29/2004 2:12:03 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: Howlin

My husband, a CH-46 helicopter pilot, would go back in a heartbeat. He tried to "unretire" but they weren't taking people off the retired list at the time.


118 posted on 06/29/2004 2:12:19 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (You need tons click "co-ordinating")
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To: BagCamAddict
I'm 41, chunky, being daddy to three of my own, blind as a bat, got allergies from hell and migraines to match, but I can fly a keyboard with the best of 'em, and if you put me behind a mike, I'd talk anybody into and outta the sky if necessary.

Lock 'n load...

119 posted on 06/29/2004 2:12:43 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: Howlin

I wouldn't even look back, would be ready today.


120 posted on 06/29/2004 2:12:43 PM PDT by Texagirl4W (If President Bush loses the 2004 election because of his stand on abortion, he is still the winner.)
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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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To: BagCamAddict

Age 50, Had lottery number 26 but they only got up to 21 that year. Didn't volunteer then but would have gone if called............In hindsight wish I had volunteered. Definate yes now with more wisdom.


141 posted on 06/29/2004 2:17:03 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: BagCamAddict

Sure.....but I'd have to be a trigger-puller.


142 posted on 06/29/2004 2:17:06 PM PDT by Taquito
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To: Howlin

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!


143 posted on 06/29/2004 2:17:12 PM PDT by Mo1 (50 States baby .. I want all 50 States come November !)
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To: BagCamAddict

49, AF Ret.

I'd go. I need the exercise anyway. LOL


144 posted on 06/29/2004 2:17:18 PM PDT by hattend
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To: BagCamAddict

I'd go back as a SP-5, if they would take a 52 year old.

I've actually given some light thought to going as a contractor, but am scared of getting killed (by my wife).


145 posted on 06/29/2004 2:17:37 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: BagCamAddict

I actually looked into the various reserves/guard options a few weeks ago and I appear to be too old (38).


146 posted on 06/29/2004 2:17:44 PM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut
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To: BagCamAddict

Yes.


147 posted on 06/29/2004 2:18:02 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Howlin

"Take a look at this; we're surrounded by wonderful people!"

Yes, I know. :) It's why I love FR so much.



148 posted on 06/29/2004 2:18:11 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: phugg

HUP SARG.! Count me in with those Screamin Bald Eagles.

I would do whatever they would let an old man do.

Geronimo.


149 posted on 06/29/2004 2:18:12 PM PDT by Pompah (The price of greatness is responsibility)
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To: BagCamAddict

Age 60. I would go in a femtosecond if I could be of help. I am learning Aribic....maybe...


150 posted on 06/29/2004 2:18:40 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (LWS - Legislating While Stupid. Someone should make this illegal.)
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