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Old 04-15-2009, 01:23 PM
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Unhappy Have we been misled?

I have always been under the impression that if you have only one son and he is in the military he would not be sent to war. But mine will be deported in June. What the !!!!!
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:46 PM
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You have not been misled, there is no such policy in place.

A child can be exempt if a sibling or parent was killed in action, in the line of duty or as a result of wounds or illness because of actions in military service.

The thing to remember is that this policy was put into effect during the draft. We have no draft in place. We are an all VOLUNTEER military. An individual signs a contract knowing what the possibilities are.

Your son will be deployed not deported because he signed a contract to defend our nation and do whatever our leaders asked of him.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:34 PM
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Armygirl is eactly right.

I was an only child & I served 6 years in the Navy during time of war. After I was an adult & married with kids I went into the Army & served 21 more.

Your son, God Bless him, is now a proud soldier in a proud Army ready to defend our nation.
It says much of you to have raised such a son.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:15 PM
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Didnt they make a law thai if it is your only son that he can go?
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:30 PM
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the only son thing only ever applied to persons being drafted, if you volunteer to serve you volunteer to go to war no ifs or buts. If someones not willing to fight in a war they need to stay away from the service, anyone can be handed a rifle and told to fight.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:32 PM
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Didnt they make a law thai if it is your only son that he can go?
That is what we just answered in the two previous posts. There is no such law. You volunteer to serve, you go where they send you.
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:43 AM
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That is what we just answered in the two previous posts. There is no such law. You volunteer to serve, you go where they send you.

Someone must be thinking about the Sullivan brothers incident or Saving Private Ryan. No such policy like you stated. No misleading at all.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:40 PM
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Just like Wiles said, if you're an only child..you cannot be DRAFTED. But when you enlist in the Military you've volunteered to be deployed.
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:28 PM
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Some clarification - a sole surviving son may still be drafted in wartime (assuming we erver bring back the draft). It is a peacetime deferment that a man who has lost a parent or sibling to war my request. In addition, a Servicemember who loses a parent or sibling in combat may apply for a discharge - the applical rules can be found in DoD Directive 1315.15, "Special Separation Policies for Survivorship" - see [url]http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/dodreg/bldodreg1315-15.htm[/url]

Hope this helps, and good luck to you and to your son!
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