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I served my country because:

A relative did6 %6 %6 % 6.71 % (22)
A friend did1 %1 %1 % 1.83 % (6)
It was the right thing to do69 %69 %69 % 69.21 % (227)
I was drafted6 %6 %6 % 6.10 % (20)
I never served16 %16 %16 % 16.16 % (53)

Total votes: 328
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1861: Robert E. Lee is named commander of Virginia forces.

1863: Colonel Benjamin Griersons troops bring destruction to central Mississippi on a two-week raid along the entire length of the state.

1898: In the first action of the Spanish-American War, the USS Nashville, takes on a Spanish ship.

1915: German forces shock Allied soldiers along the western front by firing more than 150 tons of lethal chlorine gas against two French colonial divisions at Ypres, Belgium.

1944: Allied forces land in the Hollandia area of New Guinea.

1945: Hitler admits to all in his underground bunker that the war is lost and that suicide is his only recourse.

1951: The Chinese launched their spring offensive with a heavy artillery barrage northeast of Yonchon. The Battle of the Imjin River began.

1995: In Africa, Rwandan troops kill thousands of Hutu refugees in Kibeho.