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served in army for three yrs but doesn't qualify....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by what was i thinking, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    my husband was in the army, active duty for three yrs in LA. but it doesn't count!
    our taxes on our home are crazy... almost $7000 a yr.... so i called to see how to get the service member discount.
    they say there was no active war taking place so he doesn't qualify. they are saying he didn't have a chance of being killed and didn't service during war time. i think that is crazy.
    1) when in the service you are supposed to be ready to fight at all times.
    2) what about the dmz.... that has been going on forever

    does anyone know where i can get statisics of our soilders killed or injured during 1980-1983?
    i think anyone who served, would be offended, by being told that being active isn't good enough. not only for this but in general. you didn't go to war, so the heck with you.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Another of the government goof ups!
  3. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I know what you are saying, Ive been there.....................best of luck to ya...........
  4. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    good luck with that

    your right it dont matter, just about all my family (except the ladie) have served.
    me, bros in the navy, uncle who left for vietnam, as a religous man, came back with alot of hate (cant blame him) grandparents
    served also etc .
    wouldnt trade it for the world, but the government could do better. immigrants get $100,000.00 grant when they arrive in the country, where mine, my uncles, grandparents etc, etc,
  5. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    very sad, i know. thanks to you and everyone who has served or is serving for us.
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    okay..that REALLY makes me SICK!!....ooh...i could go on such a rant about how our country REALLY treats our soilders AND their families!..i am very proud to be an American....not proud of its leaders right now though!....something has to change..somewhere...really! [​IMG]
  7. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    yea its sickning, change will not come unless we bring it, it is more of a sense of pride one has to serve not his country but to serve and protect the people who appreciate it.
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    There are lots and lots of members of society that volunteer or serve in other areas, and they never get any kind of break. Look at the fire-fighters, the EMT's and rescue folk, police etc.

    Police are put in harms way on a daily basis, I don't think they get anything other than a paycheck like the rest of us.
  9. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    oh, no doubt all public servants sould be the first to dip in the cookie jar, so to say, or at least get there thanks when its do
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2009

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