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Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

-- Napoleon Bonaparte

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I served my country because:

A relative did6 %6 %6 % 6.73 % (22)
A friend did1 %1 %1 % 1.83 % (6)
It was the right thing to do69 %69 %69 % 69.11 % (226)
I was drafted6 %6 %6 % 6.12 % (20)
I never served16 %16 %16 % 16.21 % (53)

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1917: British advance east of Ypres and take Inverness Copse, Glencorse Wood, Veldhoek, and part of Polygon Wood amassing 2,000 prisoners.

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1965: Seven U.S. planes are downed in one day over Vietnam.

1968: U.S. military spokesmen defend the use of defoliants in Vietnam at a news conference in Saigon, claiming that the use of the agents in selected areas of South Vietnam had neither appreciably altered the countrys ecology, nor produced any harmful effects on human or animal life.

1972: The USAF reveals that U.S. planes have been mining the coastal rivers and canals of northern Quang Tri province below the DMZ, the first mining of waterways within South Vietnam.

480: Themistocles and his Greek fleet win one of historys first decisive naval victories over Xerxes Persian force off Salamis.