I have asthma and I couldn't serve my country in the service

I have several friends who unlike me were either drafted or joined the armed services. Many of them have died.

One of these friends is buried in a nearby cemetary beside his mother and father. My friend was a Vietnam vet and his father was a veteran of WW2.

Since I couldn't serve my country as a soldier I try to make up for it by placing flowers and flags on my friend and his Dads graves.

When they fade I replace them.

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  • I got rejected due to my color vision. I had a friend go to the doc and pretend he was me and the eye doctor wrote a waiver. I got in. During my stint there was a guy who had asthma. He had trouble breathing and confessed. Our Sgt made sure he was able to suck enough air to stay alive. Told him you have two options. You can either suck it up. Or go to sick call and never wear the uniform again. He teared up for a good 30 monutes suckkng air. His lungs opened back up and he was good. Scary.

    There is nothing to feel guilty about. It was bot ment for you to enlist. God had other plans for you.

  • Sounds wonderful

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