***Ever occur to you that maybe some (most) of these guys didnt want to be in the military? Maybe playing homo was a good way to get out?****
At that time (1966) the quotas for the USAF and NAVY were full of volunteers. Drafties went into the ARMY and some in the MARINES.
So these people had to volunteer and got caught within the first few weeks and got the boot.
Interesting note, it was said by our TI that most of them would find a letter from the draft board when they got home.
I’m young not mentally retarded. I know which branches the draftees went into. I’m just saying a whole lot of people joined the AF and Navy to avoid combat. And when that life turned out to not be the bed of roses they thought, they took the easy way out and pulled a Klinger. If there is any bright side whatsoever in this situation (and it’s dim), at least wimps no longer have that option.
If you can’t comprehend the logical fallacy inherent in your argument, I can’t help you. The media wants you to believe that half this country is gay. It’s BS. All credible studies point to 2%, tops. Of those, how many do you think are willing to serve? What, and disrupt their beauty sleep? I think your TI might have fed you a few lines for the same reason our TIs told us Angelina Jolie died while we were in basic. It’s fun to mess with baby airmen. There just aren’t that many homos and most of them aren’t bumrushing the recruiting stations...the few who do, probably won’t go through with it once reality sets in. This isn’t an easy life and not everyone’s cut out for it. There are some homos, yeah, but there always have been....mostly lesbians actually. And while they’ll toast in hell with their pervert brothers, they’re not as annoying to work with at least. Heck, at least they’re not always getting knocked up. Most of the homos have been here awhile and aren’t stupid enough to make a scene. The military will stand. We will overcome.