Last Viet Nam-era draftee is Retiring from Army

Last Viet Nam-era draftee is Retiring from Army

This is a discussion on Last Viet Nam-era draftee is Retiring from Army within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; 39 years of service. I wish I could buy the man a drink. Excite News - Last Vietnam-era draftee is retiring from Army...

Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Last Viet Nam-era draftee is Retiring from Army

  1. #1
    Member Array BigBaddaBoom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    62

    Last Viet Nam-era draftee is Retiring from Army

    39 years of service. I wish I could buy the man a drink.

    Excite News - Last Vietnam-era draftee is retiring from Army
    Si vis pacem, para bellum
    "If you wish for peace, prepare for war"


  2. #2
    Senior Member Array The Fish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    West Palm Beach, Florida
    Posts
    691
    Quote Originally Posted by BigBaddaBoom View Post
    39 years of service. I wish I could buy the man a drink.

    Excite News - Last Vietnam-era draftee is retiring from Army
    I was drafted 6 years before him but stayed only 5 years so I'd buy him several drinks.
    " Keep On Packin' On The Bimah"

  3. #3
    VIP Member Array swiftyjuan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Madera, CA
    Posts
    2,488
    Sir, I salute you!
    John
    Assault is a behavior, not a device.

    "Don't never take no shortcuts." Patty Reed, Donner Party

    Lifetime NRA member

  4. #4
    Administrator
    Array SIXTO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    19,937
    Wow, a draftee spending 39 years in... thats awesome.
    "Just blame Sixto"

  5. #5
    VIP Member
    Array msgt/ret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    7,415
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fish View Post
    I was drafted 6 years before him but stayed only 5 years so I'd buy him several drinks.
    I would gladly buy all the beer he would care to drink, amazing career to last for 39 years. I dodged the draft in 1968 by joining the AF and still wound up going to RVN anyway and only stayed in 22 years.
    When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
    "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."

  6. #6
    VIP Member Array dukalmighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    15,179
    Very Humbling,He sounds like the kind of sargeant that every 2nd lt and enlisted man needs to guide them through courage resolve and leadership.I don't think I've ever done anything in my life for 39 years straight except breathe and exhale
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

  7. #7
    VIP Member Array Hiram25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Wyoming, DE
    Posts
    11,113
    I didn't know they could draft you for 39 years, WOW!
    Hiram25
    You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
    Retired DE Trooper, SA XD40 SC, S&W 2" Airweight
    dukalmighty & Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro "Trooper" Holsters, DE CCDW and LEOSA Permits, Vietnam Vet 68-69 Pleiku

  8. #8
    Member Array ktm rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    western Md.
    Posts
    53
    A big thank you goes out to this Outstanding American !!

  9. #9
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,866
    Congrats to Maj. Jeff Mellinger, thank you for your service (if he ever sees this...)
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  10. #10
    Lead Moderator
    Array rstickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Laurel, MD
    Posts
    21,897
    Saw this on the news last night.... Not many draftees are willing to stay that long!

    Seriously, what a career, I'd chip in for his beer!!
    Rick

    EOD - Initial success or total failure

  11. #11
    VIP Member Array Old Chief's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Southwest Tennessee
    Posts
    10,660
    My congradulations to a Life's Career, a choice for God, Country, and Family.
    One should never confuse good fortune with good training.
    Illegitimus Non Carborundum.
    In God we trust.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

draftee retired today
,
last draftee retired
,
last viet
,
last viet nam draftee
,
last viet nam era draftee retires
,

lastviet

,
lastviet.com
Click on a term to search for related topics.