North Carolina woman who was oldest living US Marine dies

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    She worked as hard to enlist as draft dodgers did to avoid military service.
     
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    makes me proud of her in so many ways. even during the Viet Nam war, and the snowflakes that were high tailing it to Canada. then in later years "pardoned" in a way by whomever.

    back in those days, REAL people WERE proud to sign on the dotted line for thier country.

    nowadays, seems like some snowflakes are proud to be living in thier mommy's basement, playing violent video games, and doing thier best to deny any responsibility.
     
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    How long did Draftees serve in Vietnam? - Answers
    How long did Draftees serve in Vietnam? - Answers

    • Q: How long did Draftees serve in Vietnam?

    • A: Draftees served 24 months in the military (2 years). They didn't have to go to Vietnam, they went everywhere; around the world in the US Navy; Europe; Alaska; South Korea, where ever US forces …
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    I had some high school buddies that were impatient and didn't want to wait for their draft number to be called so they went to the draft board and volunteered to be drafted. This way, they left in a day or two.
    They wanted to be drafted because that was a 'coming of age' and pathway to manhood. They looked at it as being as important as getting a drivers license at 16 yrs. old.
    Another issue was, when applying for a job, one of the questions asked; "Have you been drafted yet?" If the answer was "no", then the company wouldn't hire you. The reason was, the companies didn't want to spend time and money training you for a job, just to have you leave after being drafted.
     
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    my draft number was never called...and my family was not well off or rich. so i could not go to college as yet another way to avoid the draft.

    must have been like 10 to 15 years after the end of Viet Nam, that i finally got rid of my draft card.
     
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    Wish I still had my draft card; don't know what happened to it. My number wasn't called right away, so I enlisted. Best decision I ever made; got to see the world and put more in perspective. It's easier to make wiser life decisions if we have more than one point of reference.
     
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