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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-02-04 10:54 PM
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19. Not a Point of Interest, Just Typical Freeper History
Clinton didn't dodge the draft he was registered, but his number was in the high 200's to low 300's. And even during the '68 Tet Offensive
they did notr reach those numbers.

My boss and one of our customers also had high draft numbers, they didn't get called up either, as for Dean he was given a medical exemption but was placed in a category that made him eligible to be called up in the case of extreme circumstances.

As far as Bush being AWOL, it has been reported eleswhere that both his commander and deputy commander in Alabama do not even recall him reporting for duty. Bush was relieved of flight status for refusing to report for a medical examination that included drug testing.

And let's face it if your dad had friends in all the right places, i'm sure that any record you had would be conviently expunged of any
questionable actions.

And Bush's evaluation by his commander states that he was unable to evaluate the officer due to the fact that said officer had never been
seen performing duties. And some other facts the unit in Alabama did not have any aircraft assigned to it, Bush's first request for transfer was denied by his commnder in Texas, and the F-102 was being phased out by the USAF.

During my time on active duty there was apolicy that if a Guardsmen or a Reservist failed to report for their drill dates, they were placed on active duty for the remainder of thier enlistment. This practice was stopped around the mid-80's.

That's the difference between the Air Guard and the Army Guard, there
is more of a sense of duty in the Army Guard, some of the Air Guard that I have known want to be just like George. Wear the uniform but not have to pull the hard duty. Notice I did say some, perhaps your brother is one of those "I want to be just like George" clones.

And if anyone wants to flame me, bite me first. Personally there seems to be more and more Freepers showing up here, and creating
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