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  • Mon, 27 May 2019 07:55:04    Permalink
    Memorial Day

    This is a copy of my DD-214, the document that signifies your discharge from the Armed Forces. It shows that, between 1967 and 1971, I served three years and nine months, two and one-half of which were at sea. It also shows that I made Shipfitter, Second Class – an E-5 government rating.

    What it doesn’t show is how I got there.

    I’d just graduated from college. Grad school would have gotten me a deferment from military service but I had no desire to pursue an academic career.

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