Re: Thank you vets

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Posted by Jack - Iowa on November 12, 2019 at 08:09:20 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: Thank you vets posted by poderac on November 11, 2019 at 18:41:22:

Thank you and Dan, and all the other vets, particularly the injured, for your service and sacrifice.

This post gives me an opportunity to discuss a subject about which I feel quite strongly.

VETERAN

I enlisted in the Air Force (four years) and served all but 69 days of the Korean Conflict. However the duty I drew was Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska followed by March AFB, Riverside, California. I was a radio repairman. I do not feel I am entitled to call myself a veteran! I believe that term should be reserved for Combat Veterans! Admittedly I did not chose my MOS (AFSC) nor did I choose my duty stations. But I did chose my branch of service.

Does anyone else feel the same?

Jack


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