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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
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Sir, I salute you!
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Wow, a draftee spending 39 years in... thats awesome.
"Just blame Sixto"
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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
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I didn't know they could draft you for 39 years, WOW!
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A big thank you goes out to this Outstanding American !!
Congrats to Maj. Jeff Mellinger, thank you for your service (if he ever sees this...)
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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!!
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My congradulations to a Life's Career, a choice for God, Country, and Family.
When you accept mediocrity you sow the seeds for future failure.
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Illegitimus Non Carborundum. In God we trust.