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Date Posted: 17:37:20 09/21/14 Sun
Author: SixtiesGrunt
Subject: Re: History of Gunkid
In reply to: Billy bob joe bob Bean 's message, "History of Gunkid" on 08:35:31 02/13/08 Wed

[[-"Gun kid joined/was drafted into the Army in 1971 where he became a Military Policeman. He was shipped to Korea where he admitted that he slept on guard duty and beat the police dog that he was responsible for. He received an early discharge from the Army after 1 year 7 months. He has not divulged the reason why. One can only speculate..."]]

No comment on whether this guy really was in the Army or served in Korea. No comment whether or not he's a troll--or worse. Though, being drafted then was for two years of active duty.

Just as a data point: I was drafted in the late sixties, and I did serve in Korea. There was a program at the time wherein if you had less than than a year remaining on active duty(called ETS) when your Korea tour was up (called PCS) you could be discharged early.

By voluntarily extending your tour in Korea (which was a non-accompanied, 13 month hardship tour then, and in some areas was still considered a combat tour, w/combat pay) the army would match you month for month up to a max of five months early discharge. For example: You had 11 months left on your hitch when your 13 month Korea tour ended, you could volunteer to stay in Korea an extra six months, then get out of the army five months early. That is exactly my circumstance. I voluntarily extended my tour five months and 24 days, so when I rotated out of Korea(PCS) I was also discharged from active duty(ETS).

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  • you've never been anything but a liar -- me, 16:44:00 09/26/14 Fri
  • here's another point that you can't counter. -- sweatblood, 16:47:14 09/26/14 Fri

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