July 3rd, 2011 04:33 PM
Last Viet Nam-era draftee is Retiring from Army
Si vis pacem, para bellum
"If you wish for peace, prepare for war"
July 3rd, 2011 05:02 PM
I was drafted 6 years before him but stayed only 5 years so I'd buy him several drinks.
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July 3rd, 2011 05:27 PM
Sir, I salute you!
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July 3rd, 2011 11:46 PM
Wow, a draftee spending 39 years in... thats awesome.
July 4th, 2011 12:51 AM
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.
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July 4th, 2011 01:26 AM
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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July 4th, 2011 06:38 AM
I didn't know they could draft you for 39 years, WOW!
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July 4th, 2011 07:03 AM
A big thank you goes out to this Outstanding American !!
July 4th, 2011 09:26 AM
Congrats to Maj. Jeff Mellinger, thank you for your service (if he ever sees this...)
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July 4th, 2011 09:29 AM
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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July 4th, 2011 01:35 PM
My congradulations to a Life's Career, a choice for God, Country, and Family.
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