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(My Fox DC)   Play in the NFL or re-enlist in the Marines? Monday morning - not sure. Monday night - easy   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 3
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2013-04-17 11:16:49 AM  
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on 9/11 itself, I thought of leaving law school and calling the recruiter back who'd called me a week before school started about enlisting, and getting a gig at Defense language school.  I hesitated largely because I was afraid the war would be long over by the time I got out of Basic and OCS  (well that and I was 30 years old at the time,out of shape and thinking crazy thoughts and I knew it on some level).   Given what happened to those that DID enlist that day (I'm looking at YOU here Pat Tillman)  how they were cynically repaid for their patriotism by being used as fodder in an unrelated, unnecessary war, or sent off without sufficent resources to win the important war.   I'm so very glad I slept on that decision, and I think grew up more than a little when I thought about how naive I was that day as I watched the next 10 years unfold
2013-04-17 09:41:51 AM  
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Translation:  No team wanted a 30 year old rookie.

Still:  That he has always put family and public service before his own interests speaks well for him as a
human being.
2013-04-17 09:36:40 AM  
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Why would this most likely domestic attack inspire him to re-enlist in the Marines? Is he going to protect us from ourselves?
 
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