Question for other vets.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ed Wagner, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Ed Wagner

    Ed Wagner Member

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    Background before question, US Navy vet, 6yerars, Viet Nam, PO1 at discharge,served on landing force (that was used ), Deputy Sheriff after coming home served almost 30 years. Now the question, When I took my oath entering the Navy I don't remember any expiriation date on " Protect and Defend The Constiution against ALL enemies " . How many of you feel the same way?
    Ed
     
  2. Vladimir

    Vladimir Active Member

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    I can assure you this is a sentiment not innate to veterans only ;).
     

  3. Carne Frio

    Carne Frio Well-Known Member

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    US Navy 1966-1970. NSA Danang 1969-1970, RM2 Same oath, same feeling.
    :D
     
  4. killbuck

    killbuck New Member

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    USMC '61-'67. Same oath, same feeling, and until I'm gone.
     
  5. Mr. Nameless

    Mr. Nameless New Member

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    U.S.Army, '90-'03. Same oath, same feeling, till a guy comes and makes me feel suspicious of him trying to frame me as someone trying to frame me for something. Then I'm moving to Montana deep in the mountains, and anyone is welcome to join me. :D
     
  6. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    USN Retired. I get a check every month so the oath will be upheld as long as I'm still on the payroll.
     
  7. Second of the 7th of the First Air Cav, Vietnam 1969-70. The oath never expires, Ed.
     
  8. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    Thanks, guys. :eek: :)


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  9. Ed Wagner

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    Vladimir I appolgize, I didn't mean to imply that this view was not held by probably ALL members of this forum. The reason I phrased it the way I did is that I have spoken with a few vets ( VN especially ) that felt that they only went to avoid prision/ charges, basically HOORAY FOR THEM, SCREW EVERYONE ELSE. Again it was not my intention to belittle the feelings or honor of any member of this forum. Ed
     
  10. Greg48

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    Echoing 22WRF's comments. USN 1968-1992
     
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    Been in the Corps for 6 years now, and it is my duty to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies both foreign and domestic.
     
  12. Tom Militano

    Tom Militano New Member

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    I spent four years in the US Marine Corps and sixteen in the US Army. I spent 1968 and 1969 in Vietnam. The OATH never expires as far as I'm concerned.
     
  13. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Oregon National Guard 1956 - 1958
    US Army 1958 - 1962
    US Army Active Reserve 1962 - 1964
    US Army Inactive Reserve 1964 - 1970
    US Militia 1970 - Present

    My promise is still valid. (Quaker, so no oath. We rely on a man's word.)

    Pops
     
  14. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver Active Member

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    I'm with you guys 100%!!! When the call comes, I am ready. :mad:

    Formerly Chief Warrant Officer-U.S. Army 1970-74
    Blue Max 24 - Republic of Vietnam 1972-73
     
  15. yellerdawg

    yellerdawg Former Guest

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    No , as mentioned , is a kind of permanent oath , at least is MY belief personally. I would just hope the Constitution and our basic laws we would uphold shall be cared for as we would care for them. I say this because an oath should be upheld, even if the rules (laws) get changed enough to make one question original feelings? I suppose this area of topic is regrding the recent controversy about "oathing" to the Leader vs. the "Document".
    I feel confident the right minded people will respond as needed when asked or moved to act.




    NVMAC 68-1972

    sorry guy/gals , I am only allowed to
    say I worked for "air transport".
     
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