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Subject:  Re: Sgt. Bales a fradulent financial advisor Date:  3/20/2012  4:19 PM
Author:  pauleckler Number:  70402 of 99279

In the Viet Nam era there were stories of individuals threatened with prosecution who were advised the charges would be dropped if they joined the Army.

I wonder if that practice continues?

The Army seemed to have its share of "casuals" who were waiting for "orders"--usually a General Discharge (becomes honorable after x years) so they could leave the service and get on with their lives.

Military did give some young people a chance at getting their life together: learning job skills, and the basics of working in a large organization, sometimes making a career of it--staying til retirement. But it did not always work. Some could not conform to the requirements.
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