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 Posted: Thu Feb 21st, 2013 01:57 pm
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Texas Defender

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  In some cases, it is the same people who served throughout. A trip to a national cemetery will reveal memorials that say: "World War II, Korea, Vietnam." Some were on active duty at the end of World War II, only to find themselves in Korea five years later, and in Vietnam fifteen years after that.

  A few of these individuals remained in the military during the great drawdown in the late 1940s. Many others were recalled to active duty after the Korean War began. Some of those made the decision to stay in the military and do 20 years of active duty, often ending their careers around 1970 when they were perhaps 50 years old.

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