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For the English Challenged:
1. A person who performs or offers to perform a service voluntarily: an information booth staffed by volunteers; hospital volunteers.
1. Being, consisting of, or done by volunteers: volunteer firefighters; volunteer tutoring.
1. To perform or offer to perform a service of one's own free will.
Originally posted by vor78
That's his choice and its one that I can respect, but on the flip side, he also voluntarily signed a committment with the US military and in return received numerous financial and possibly educational incentives from the taxpayers of this country for doing so.
There's certainly a price to be paid for breaking that committment. That choice should come with consequences. Whether that's a fine or prison time, that's up the courts to decide.
Originally posted by COOL HAND
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
THIS GUY IS A TRUE HERO!!!
Nope, he is a quitter plain and simple.
To make him out to be anything more is stupid.
If he did not want to play in the "illegal war" then maybe he should have gotten out after his first tour came up?
He was willing to play soldier so long as it was convenient for him and the Army paid, clothed, and fed him. As soon as it got difficult on him he quit, plain and simple.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
He won't be missed. His kind is useless in a combat zone, anyway.
He'll probably like prison much more than fulfilling his miltary obligation.
He'll make a lot of sweet friends there.
His dishonorable discharge and criminal record will look good on his resume, too.
[edit on 2008/5/16 by GradyPhilpott]
Originally posted by Trance Optic
In all honestly We here Know but jack an Fecal Matter About this, AN Im afraid Jack left town Quite some time ago......
Originally posted by deltaboy
Soldiers have preferences these days now?
Do you want to fight in wars? Check Yes or no
If yes what country do you want to fight in? Fill in the blank.
Do you want to be in peacekeeping missions? Yes or no
Do you want to participate in humanitarian missions? Yes or no
If no, why?
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
reply to post by dariousg
Then why did he choose to re-enlist? Nobody forced him to. He must not be too brilliant if he knew he would go to Iraq to fight in this "illegal war" and yet still choose to re-enlist. Not too bright.
The army is better off without him.
[edit on 16-5-2008 by greeneyedleo]