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Which branch of the armed forces did you serve?

Army37 %37 %37 % 37.41 % (52)
Navy23 %23 %23 % 23.74 % (33)
Airforce5 %5 %5 % 5.76 % (8)
Marines19 %19 %19 % 19.42 % (27)
Coast Guard0 %0 %0 % 0.72 % (1)
Multiple branches5 %5 %5 % 5.04 % (7)
I never served7 %7 %7 % 7.91 % (11)

Total votes: 139
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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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