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I remember sitting in the college dorm watching the ping-pong balls go round & round. Drawing the numbers and hearing the other guys screaming with joy or moaning about their future.

I still believe public service of some type should be mandatory for all 18 year olds, both male & female. Be it military or otherwise, everybody owes a minimum of 2 years.

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I remember sitting in the college dorm watching the ping-pong balls go round & round. Drawing the numbers and hearing the other guys screaming with joy or moaning about their future.

I still believe public service of some type should be mandatory for all 18 year olds, both male & female. Be it military or otherwise, everybody owes a minimum of 2 years.

I remember my lottery number.

12, and they were drafting to something above 200. Hello Navy recruiter.
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The Animals? Funny you should mention that.






Song: Sky Pilot Lyrics
The Animals
1968

He blesses the boys as they stand in line
The smell of gun grease and the bayonets they shine
He's there to help them all that he can
To make them feel wanted he's a good holy man
Sky pilot.....sky pilot
How high can you fly
You'll never, never, never reach the sky

He smiles at the young soldiers
Tells them its all right
He knows of their fear in the forthcoming fight
Soon there'll be blood and many will die
Mothers and fathers back home they will cry
Sky pilot.....sky pilot
How high can you fly
You'll never, never, never reach the sky

He mumbles a prayer and it ends with a smile
The order is given
They move down the line
But he's still behind and he'll meditate
But it won't stop the bleeding or ease the hate
As the young men move out into the battle zone
He feels good, with God you're never alone
He feels tired and he lays on his bed
Hopes the men will find courage in the words that he said
Sky pilot.....sky Pilot
How high can you fly

You'll never, never, never reach the sky
You're soldiers of God you must understand
The fate of your country is in your young hands
May God give you strength
Do your job real well
If it all was worth it
Only time it will tell

In the morning they return
With tears in their eyes
The stench of death drifts up to the skies
A soldier so ill looks at the sky pilot
Remembers the words
"Thou shalt not kill"
Sky pilot.....sky pilot
How high can you fly
You never, never, never reach the sky

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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I remember my lottery number.

12, and they were drafting to something above 200. Hello Navy recruiter.
Mine was 18. But I was also blessed with some really bad eardrums. My brother's was 6. His hearing was fine then. They sent him to the field artillery. Now he can't hear worth a shit.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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Mine was 18. But I was also blessed with some really bad eardrums. My brother's was 6. His hearing was fine then. They sent him to the field artillery. Now he can't hear worth a shit.
My hearing was great. I went int the engineering compartments -- main engines. Nearly 100% HF loss.
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My hearing was great. I went int the engineering compartments -- main engines. Nearly 100% HF loss.
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