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I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

-- General George Patton Jr

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Which branch of the armed forces did you serve?

Army38 %38 %38 % 38.24 % (52)
Navy22 %22 %22 % 22.06 % (30)
Airforce5 %5 %5 % 5.88 % (8)
Marines19 %19 %19 % 19.85 % (27)
Coast Guard0 %0 %0 % 0.74 % (1)
Multiple branches5 %5 %5 % 5.15 % (7)
I never served8 %8 %8 % 8.09 % (11)

Total votes: 136
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Re: Which branch of the armed forces did you serve?
by David
on Oct 12, 2001

Go Army! :)


Re: Which branch of the armed forces did you serve?
by Anonymous
on Oct 12, 2001

GO ARMY!!!!!!!


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