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I served my country because:

A relative did6 %6 %6 % 6.63 % (22)
A friend did1 %1 %1 % 1.81 % (6)
It was the right thing to do69 %69 %69 % 69.58 % (231)
I was drafted6 %6 %6 % 6.02 % (20)
I never served15 %15 %15 % 15.96 % (53)

Total votes: 332
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