samhill wrote:I don`t believe that anywhere in my post did I say he didn`t get a discharge, I`ve never saw a copy of it so I can`t say for sure but as far as I know there was no record of him making all the obligations. The deferments I mentioned were for the V.P. a total of five, maybe some sort of record.
As for the draft system, IMO there should be at the very least a boot camp experience for each & every able bodied high school graduate then we wouldn`t have half the problems we have today. If something doesn`t happen soon we will run out of volunteers, & you couldn`t blame them at least in V.N. you did your tour & had the choice to get out or re-up & for the most part they were young un-married men without too much of a responsibility at home.
No you didn't say anything about him not getting a discharge. Everyone gets a discharge. His was honorable which indicates he completed his tour fully, with honor. That's not what you implied. However, that's history; what you or I saw or didn't isn't going to change anything. I assume the V.P. you are talking about is Cheney. I never heard that he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth or that his dad was a politician. I could be wrong but I think that he too operated truthfully under the laws in force at that time. If you've heard differently, please forward that information and the source.
I agree 100% with your second sentence. i think there would be a whole lot fewer problems if everyone had to serve six months to a year, no deferments except for bona fide health concerns. Lisa