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Re: Why did you join the military?
Posted by Linda Tilton on January 31, 2008, 8:36 pm, in reply to "Re: Why did you join the military?"
I wasn't in the military but several of my uncles were-they wouldn't take my Dad because he had ulcers. My Dad's oldest brother volunteered after Pearl Harbor, but wasn't accepted until he had treatment for a gum disease. Anyway he joined the Navy and was in the Armed Guard. I regret that I didn't become interested in his service until he had already passed away at the young age of 56. Another of Dad's brothers was in the Marines and sadly he too has passed away.Neither of them talked much about what it was like but I know they both lived through some bad stuff.
I want all of you veterans to know that I appreciate all that you did serving our country. I visit this site when I get a few spare moments and feel that by hearing your stories I know and appreciate my uncles' part in defending our country.
Again thank allof you for helping to give us the freedom we enjoy today.