Skip to comments.WOULD YOU ENLIST TODAY, TO JOIN THE WAR ON TERROR, IF THE MILITARY WOULD HAVE YOU?
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.
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.
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.
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...
I thought that was worth repeating.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!"
Hey, let's wait until they take me!
If I were 20 years younger, you bet.
Yes would go 41, Electro-Optical Engineer, Rescue Diver, 4 years senior Air Force ROTC.
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...
Yep, I'd be there. I would have re-enlisted on September 12, 2001, if I could have.
same here; but 46.
I'd be first in line.
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.
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.
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