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The people who most influenced my decision to join the military are

Parents54 %54 %54 % 54.47 % (128)
Siblings3 %3 %3 % 3.40 % (8)
Friends5 %5 %5 % 5.11 % (12)
Teachers2 %2 %2 % 2.13 % (5)
Military Recruiters3 %3 %3 % 3.83 % (9)
Community leaders0 %0 %0 % 0.43 % (1)
Media personalities0 %0 %0 % 0.43 % (1)
Legal Representatives0 %0 %0 % 0.85 % (2)
No one influenced me13 %13 %13 % 13.62 % (32)
I never joined5 %5 %5 % 5.11 % (12)
Other, please list in comments10 %10 %10 % 10.64 % (25)

Total votes: 235
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Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by
on May 13, 2002

My friends and neighbors at my friendly, local draft board.


Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by Anonymous
on May 13, 2002
No one really influenced me.
The lay off notice from Ford, my age of 18, the year 1965, escalations going on in SE Asia, the card in my wallet that said "1-A," made the choice elementary. It was either enlist or go to the Infantry.

Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by
on May 13, 2002

I ran out of money for college so rather than be drafted I joined to get a job I could do on the outside: X-ray.


Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by chilidog
on May 13, 2002

Born in 1947 I was 18 in 1965 when they started drafting 18 year olds. It was my turn to serve just like my Dad, Granddad and great grandDAD


Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by Anonymous
on May 13, 2002
I was influated by a neighbour that was an infantry captain. From I was about ten years old he learned me everything, at age eleven I beat his assistance in a live firering competition.
My self, I became an armour man. Now serving on my soon nine year, and maybe signing up for a new six years.

Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by Anonymous
on May 13, 2002

duty


Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by Anonymous
on May 14, 2002
The only reason they "influenced" me was my dad's service to his country. The would have rather me go to college at that time but were very proud I served. It was a real toss up between parents and nobody influenced me.

Packo

Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by Gimpy
on May 14, 2002
Uncle Sam: The Letter from the draft board read: "Greetings, your friends and neighbors have chose you to serve for them." Officially my friends and neighbors chose me to serve.
Keith

Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by Anonymous
on May 14, 2002

The whole ambience of the WW2 period activated me and most of my classmates to join the military.


Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by
on May 14, 2002
...being in high school in 74,and 75....
...It was just the right thing to do as a person for the Nation...

Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by Anonymous
on May 14, 2002

Most influenced by a long family history.


Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by Anonymous
on May 15, 2002

I have always been a fan/student of military history and have been intrigued by the battles and personalities in wars past. I suppose when it was my turn I naturally went the way of those before me. My father fought in WW2 and my grandfather in WW1. I guess I wanted to do my part to serve my country in some way. I was in the US Army for 8 years after high school (although my Dad wanted me to go Air Force) and I'm glad for the experience, though I never fought in a war. I came close by being called up for Grenada and Panama, but my units never left.


Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by Anonymous
on May 15, 2002

Me too.


Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by Anonymous
on May 22, 2002

I must admit, honestly, that "Uncle Sugar" ORDERED me to report. No choice in the matter. Ha! Like the guy once said, "I wouldn't take a million dollars for my experience, but I wouldn't give you a nickle to do it again."


Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by Anonymous
on Jun 13, 2002

The Patroits of World War 2


Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by Anonymous
on Nov 04, 2002

me too


Re: The people who most influenced my decision to join the m
by Anonymous
on Aug 27, 2006
I didn't have to serve,had a 4-A def. Friends came home KIA and it got to me . I enlisted and went ABN INF, if I did not serve I doubt I could look myself in the mirror today without asking why I did not serve my country when I could have and should have.Proud I did and
would do it all again.

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