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  1. ronv8917

    ronv8917 DI Senior Member

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    *Drafting Guys Over 60
    This is funny & obviously written by a Former Soldier...
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    New Direction for any war: Send Service Vets over 60!
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    I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to
    track down terrorists.* You can't be older than 42 to
    join the military.* They've got the whole thing bottom-backwards.
    Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take
    us old guys.* You shouldn't be able to join a military unit
    until you're at least 35.
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    For starters, researchers say 18-year-olds think about
    sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about
    sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000
    additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.
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    Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a
    cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier.* 'My back hurts!* I can't
    sleep, I'm tired and hungry.' We are impatient and maybe
    letting us kill some *sshole that desperately deserves it
    will make us feel better and shut us up for awhile..
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    An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10 am . Old guys always get up early to pee, so what the hell.* Besides, like I
    said, I'm tired and can't sleep and since I'm already up, I may
    as well be up killing some*fanatical son-of-a-b*tch.

    If captured we couldn't spill the*beans because we'd forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number
    would be a real brainteaser.
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    Boot camp would be easier for old guys… We're used to getting
    screamed and yelled at and we're used to soft food. We've also
    developed an appreciation for guns.* We've been using them
    for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the
    screaming and yelling.
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    They could lighten up on the obstacle course however... I've
    been in combat and never saw a single 20-foot wall with rope
    hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after
    completing basic training.
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    Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too... I've
    never seen anyone outrun a bullet.
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    An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still
    learning to shave, to start a conversation with a pretty girl.
    He still hasn't figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to
    shade his eyes, not the back of his head.
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    These are all great reasons to keep*our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm's way.
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    Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten coward terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to*see is a couple million pissed off old farts with attitudes and automatic weapons, who know that their best years are already behind them.
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    HEY!! How about recruiting Women over 50...in menopause!!!
    You think MEN have attitudes??*
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my God!!! If nothing else, put them on
    border patrol. They'll have it secured the first night!
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    Send this to all of your senior friends...it's in big type so they can read it.


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    And, I thank my older sister for sending this to me.
     
  3. Jack Peterson

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    Home Guard! (British)

    During the 2nd World war, the Coastal Areas of Great Britain, were protected, by units of the Home Guard, these were volunteer Units, that had some misfits enlisted. The Majority were men too old, to be Regular Soldiers, Those that were Medically unfit, for Full Duty and a lot of Skivers in addition.
    It worked with a good deal of Success, It left the Regulars to attend to Anti-Aircraft Gun placements and a lot of other duties too. Air Raid wardens, were also of the same Elk to this. Where firemen were called up, (Drafted) Older men manned the Fire Engines. My grandfather told me that, without these Older Men, fighting Defense units, the Result of this Tragic war could have been very Different.

    Comically, they made a TV series and 2 films about this.

    Check Out Utube; "Dads Army" have a laugh on us, Maybe! but it worked.

    Bearing in mind, a lot of these men fought in the 1st war, so they were soldiers already, Just too old for the Regulars, there was a place for them then and I guess, There would be a Place for us now, if needed.


    Jack P.
     
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    Dad's Army was BRILLIANT :D
     
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    LOL, great idea, i would sign up now but i forgot where my pen is.
     
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    It's Behind Your ear! or is that a Cigarette? :D


    Jack P.:smile:
     
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    I find myself agreeing with this concept completely. I have always thought that the main reason they let us more experienced solder's go was for budgetary reasons. It is so much cheaper to send a greener soldier and something that really causes me heartache when I see it.
     
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