I could have been retired by now.

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  1. Carolina Baptist

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    Thirty years ago today I enlisted in the Coast Guard.
    By this time at night I was laying on my rack thinking "What have I gotten myself into!?!"
     
  2. Salty

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    For me it was 40 years 6 months and 28 days. We didnt get to Ft Dix until about 1 am ...
     
  3. just-want-peace

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    After I was discharged from the Army in '64, I wondered if I would look back some 20 years later and say --"If only I had stayed in--" --!

    That time frame materialized, and, NO, I did not regret my decision to vacate the olive drab premises!!!!!!!!:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Even now, some 30 years past that memorable point in time I still say "Thank you God for getting me out!"

    Seriously, I think if I had had a couple of less "egotistical" COs I would not have minded it so bad. A few of those characters seemed to consider themselves on par with God Himself, and that was a bit more than I could stand.
     
  4. JonC

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    It’s odd – seems like when I joined the military really wanted me, but now I am about to hit ninteen years I have to worry about how long they’ll let me stay. :praying:
     
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    If I had stayed in the Air Force, I could have retired with 20 years at age 39 or 30 years at age 49 instead of working until almost age 57 (16 days short of it). I retired when I did only because of the pain from arthritis.
     

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