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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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Age 41 - would love to go if they'd have me.
1 posted on 06/29/2004 1:44:11 PM PDT by BagCamAddict
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To: BagCamAddict

Would go in a heartbeat.


2 posted on 06/29/2004 1:45:34 PM PDT by eastsider
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To: BagCamAddict

Heh - I could do it again. Provided I was allowed a little PT "catchup" time.


3 posted on 06/29/2004 1:45:52 PM PDT by TomServo ("I'm so upset that I'll binge on a Saltine.")
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To: BagCamAddict

Would go as E-6 or 0-3.


4 posted on 06/29/2004 1:46:43 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: BagCamAddict

Damned straight. Got recalled to active from IRR, but failed the physical (hypoglycemic). bummer....big bummer.

ES out


5 posted on 06/29/2004 1:46:52 PM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (27th Infantry Regiment...cut in half during the Clinton years....Nec Aspera Terrent!!!)
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To: BagCamAddict

I'm 37 and was let out of the Navy 15 odd years ago.
I'd go back in a heartbeat. but when I called they said I was too old :-(

I thought they were desperate?


6 posted on 06/29/2004 1:47:09 PM PDT by stompk
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To: BagCamAddict

Age 43 - Bags are ready!


7 posted on 06/29/2004 1:47:20 PM PDT by HOYA97 (Hoya Saxa = What Rocks)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

ping


8 posted on 06/29/2004 1:47:29 PM PDT by Laura Earl (Sen. Leahy....Just do it!)
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To: BagCamAddict

Age 40 - me too, only if I had a guarantee that GWB would be my CIC.


9 posted on 06/29/2004 1:47:57 PM PDT by RightthinkinAmerican (Democrats aren't playing with a full deck, they only use the race cards.)
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To: BagCamAddict

I would, but one thing concerns me...that being the very real chance John Kerry can hoodwink enough people to vote for him and he becomes the next commander in cheif.


10 posted on 06/29/2004 1:47:57 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: BagCamAddict

Age 41 and I awould go as long as my mission was clearly defined to kill.


11 posted on 06/29/2004 1:48:16 PM PDT by expatguy (Fallujah Delenda Est!!)
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To: BagCamAddict

Age 44, hardware and network engineer in very good physical shape, swimmer. Is there a millitary branch that will take me?


12 posted on 06/29/2004 1:48:21 PM PDT by AIBC (Bring in the tanks!)
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To: BagCamAddict

Only if I could be a Marine and put burlap sacks on terrorists heads.


13 posted on 06/29/2004 1:48:25 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (John F-ing Kerry??? NO... F-ING... WAY!!!)
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To: BagCamAddict

I'd go in half a heart beat...


14 posted on 06/29/2004 1:48:30 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: BagCamAddict

Yepperdoodle!

Not sure what I could do, but if they would take me, I would go. 45, fat and half deaf.


15 posted on 06/29/2004 1:48:32 PM PDT by Ronin (When the fox gnaws....SMILE!)
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To: BagCamAddict

I tried. too old, too busted up.


16 posted on 06/29/2004 1:49:18 PM PDT by bad company ((<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism))
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To: BagCamAddict

Age 53 - yes, if the arthritus doesn't return. Gotta get back into shape...


17 posted on 06/29/2004 1:49:25 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: BagCamAddict
Age = older than the F100 Former Air Force vet and Army Vet (E-1 through E-5; O-1 through O-4).

Would volunteer and go in a New York minute.

18 posted on 06/29/2004 1:49:34 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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To: BagCamAddict

I enlisted during the Viet Nam war.. don't see why this would be any different.


19 posted on 06/29/2004 1:49:35 PM PDT by tje
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To: BagCamAddict

Age 48 and would go in an instant. My biggest regret in life is not serving when I was younger (and a stupid lib).


20 posted on 06/29/2004 1:49:39 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: BagCamAddict

You bet. I got my knee brace ready and cocked, locked, and ready to rock. Hell, if it wasn't for my bad knee (tore my ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL my Sr. year of HS), I would probably be in Iraq right now.


21 posted on 06/29/2004 1:49:55 PM PDT by mattdono (To President Reagan: Rest now. Look in on us. Enjoy eternity. I'll see you again some day.)
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To: BagCamAddict

Yes. Age 34, asthmatic.

I have a 4 yo son, so I'd only go for 6 months at time.


22 posted on 06/29/2004 1:50:15 PM PDT by 1stFreedom
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To: BagCamAddict

Sure I would. And my daughter leaves for OTS July 5th. I'll be a USAF dad and damn proud too.


23 posted on 06/29/2004 1:50:24 PM PDT by steveo (Member of: Fathers Against Rude Television)
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To: BagCamAddict

I'd go if i could be a combat engineer running an ACE or D-9


24 posted on 06/29/2004 1:50:33 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance ( "Stay safe in the "sandbox", cuz!)
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To: BagCamAddict

Yes, I'm too old but there is a lot I can do to help the effort.


25 posted on 06/29/2004 1:50:39 PM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: BagCamAddict

Yes....


26 posted on 06/29/2004 1:51:06 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: BagCamAddict

Only if they let me torture the prisoners.


28 posted on 06/29/2004 1:51:20 PM PDT by Texas Federalist
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To: BagCamAddict

I'm a 53 year old Viet Vet and I'm ready, even if I have to wait for the war to come to me. I'd go back in an instant.


29 posted on 06/29/2004 1:51:27 PM PDT by Spok (Just Curious)
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To: BagCamAddict

Gave 'em 26 years, what's a few more between friends.


30 posted on 06/29/2004 1:51:31 PM PDT by BTCM
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To: BagCamAddict

I'm 57 got out in 1969, So there's no hope.


That said I have never, ever been prouder of our military and the principled stand taken by President Bush. I wish I could re-enlist I would do it today.


31 posted on 06/29/2004 1:52:01 PM PDT by federal
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To: Logic n' Reason
I would wanna go back in as a prison guard. . . I can bring lots of the spouse's panties!

Hell, I never had half so much fun in college!

FREE DEBRA

32 posted on 06/29/2004 1:52:17 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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To: BagCamAddict

Yes. I talked to a recruiter, but some issues prevented me from being able to re-take the plunge.

My resume = 29J, 29S, 39T, 63W - I figured at least the last one had a need!


33 posted on 06/29/2004 1:52:24 PM PDT by CSM (Liberals may see Saddam's mass graves in Iraq as half-full, but I prefer to see them as half-empty.)
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To: BagCamAddict

Just turned 37..go in a heartbeat.


34 posted on 06/29/2004 1:52:34 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: BagCamAddict

ABSOLUTELY!!!!! At age 51, I have makeup to coordinate with both "desert" and "jungle" fatigues - But I would do whatever is asked of me!! I LOVE MY COUNTRY!!


35 posted on 06/29/2004 1:52:35 PM PDT by soozla ("F.U. - LONG OVERDUE!!" - BUSH/CHENEY '04)
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To: BagCamAddict

Let me put it this way: I seriously regret that I don't have the opportunity to go.


36 posted on 06/29/2004 1:52:46 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Well.....there you go again.")
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To: BagCamAddict
If there were no restrictions on age, weight, fitness, etc., would you sign up to join the War on Terror??

Over 60. Ready and willing. Let's roll.

37 posted on 06/29/2004 1:52:49 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: BagCamAddict

Absolutely. I have a score to settle. Confusion to the enemy.


38 posted on 06/29/2004 1:53:11 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: BagCamAddict

Age 64 hunter could still take out some before I was killed.


39 posted on 06/29/2004 1:53:25 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Liberals are like catfish ( all mouth and no brains )(bottom feeders))
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To: BagCamAddict
You bet as long as the wifes says its ok
40 posted on 06/29/2004 1:53:26 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: BagCamAddict

If I could, I would!
I may be old and slow, but take away my HRT and I can be frightenly cranky.


41 posted on 06/29/2004 1:53:30 PM PDT by najida (Who said I could spell? My fingers are faster than my brain.)
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To: BagCamAddict
I have said this repeatedly....in my heart and closest loved ones. I am 50 and still have young boys at home. I would go tomorrow. I mean that with my very soul.

Lando

42 posted on 06/29/2004 1:53:30 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (GWB in 2004)
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To: BagCamAddict

At age 48, my IRR status as a Navy Reserve CDR/05 just "expired" (i.e. 24 yrs since I was first commissioned). Reason I didn't return to (at least) voluntary "Select Reserve" was that I was 30-40 lbs over weight. (Hard to get down to 210 lbs when you're 6'2" and over 40 yrs.)

Yeah, I'd return to active duty tomorrow, in a heart beat, if they wanted me. I have regrets...

SFS


43 posted on 06/29/2004 1:53:30 PM PDT by Steel and Fire and Stone (SFS)
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I cast one lonely male vote for "jbeachgr15"! She can boost my "moral" anytime, anyplace!

FREE DEBRA

44 posted on 06/29/2004 1:53:50 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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To: BagCamAddict

My husband would go. And I would support him fully.


45 posted on 06/29/2004 1:53:52 PM PDT by eyespysomething (Virtue is learned at a mother's knee...and vices at other joints.)
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To: BagCamAddict
I received a call the other day while at work from a "US Gov. Agency" according to my caller ID. I called the number, it was an Army Recruiter. The conversation went like this:

Army; "the Army is interested in speaking with you about serving"

NS; "I am very interested but I fear that I am too old, 34".

Army; "Just in time"

I received information and am trying to work things out in my life so that things at home are/will be taken care of and that my other half will be OK.

She is not happy about what I plan on doing but it is important.

47 posted on 06/29/2004 1:54:34 PM PDT by NativeSon
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Enough pain killer for the arthritis would keep me going. REC Sir!
48 posted on 06/29/2004 1:54:40 PM PDT by Godzilla (Radio Electronic Combat... they'll never know what hit them.)
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To: BagCamAddict

Almost 41 here, sounds like fun...


49 posted on 06/29/2004 1:54:49 PM PDT by dakine
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To: BagCamAddict
As someone still serving it does my heart good to see good people still willing to defend this country. Thank and may God bless y'all


50 posted on 06/29/2004 1:55:36 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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