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quote:Originally posted by neilepPersonally, I have often thought that a tour of duty might be a good thing for me......may help me sleep !!..but it would not be for that reason....
quote:Originally posted by CarolynTony - I agree with Neil and George. However, I am curious. Aren't you just 13? I realize it's never too early to be thinking about your future, but this just seems awfully young to be thinking about a military career. Do you have family in the military? I have a 13 year old son, and I would be mortified if he were to ever consider this as a career choice. Not that it isn't a perfectly honorable career. Don't get me wrong, I admire and deeply appreciate our military, but pray neither of my children choose this path. Are you still in middle school, or are you entering high school now? And does your school offer ROTC? Good luck in your decision.Carolyn
quote:Originally posted by tony6789i guess i can trust u Fort Jennings,Ohio
quote:Originally posted by another_someonequote:Originally posted by tony6789i guess i can trust u Fort Jennings,OhioAh, but you trust the rest of us? Jennings and schoolboys - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennings_%28novels%29 - probably just like you Or, you can listen to the books (at least for the next 7 days) at http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7/listenagain/monday/rams/1145.ramGeorge
quote:Originally posted by tony6789http://jennings.noacsc.org/
quote:A teenage soldier who killed himself because he feared having to shoot child suicide bombers has been buried. Jason Chelsea, 19, a Kings, Lancashire and Border Regiment infantryman, died four days after taking an overdose. Shortly after taking the overdose, he told his parents that as part of training for Iraq he had been warned he might have to shoot children. Earlier this month the MoD released figures showing 1,541 soldiers who served in Iraq are suffering from psychiatric illness. Last year, 727 cases were recorded, amounting to nearly 10% of the British deployment.