Again Miata. I wish your son well. I hope he comes back safe and sound. Hopefully it will be the last time he is deployed, he can finish his time in the military and wont ever look back.
Those of us whom have served any period of time in the military tend to look at things from a different angle, and we tend to take great offence to those who would bash us, our squad, unit, battalion, brigade, or branch of service.
I hope you understand that in none of my posts did I try to attack you or your son. I was simply defending my point of view to another poster. I believe that what he is doing is a very brave thing. In another post you made regarding this, I even tried to help you and your son and offer suggestions as to how he could possibly evade having to go if that was his choice.
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There is nothing that any civilian can do to keep him from going. The only thing that will keep him from going back is if he is found medicaly unfit for duty. If he is physically injured (not self inflicted though, prison time for that) or if he is found mentally unfit is his only hope for staying. [end quote]
Without spelling it out, I was trying to tell you that all the more he had to do was have a doctor "find him unfit" in any way shape or form and it would have been over.
All the more I wanted, and feel I did, was to clear up some of the gray areas that were left, such as explaining the reason for the "involuntary draft" and such. Someone reading your post and not knowing any better might construe what you said in your original post as that the military is doing something illegal in keeping soldiers past their active service time as well as sending troops out more than once.
I am sorry that you were stuck in the crossfire between myself and bisous.
Also, Jynx will not be able to reply to this for the next 120 days or more as he is now in the middle east getting shot at. Hopefully he will make it back as well.
Kansas District Overbeer