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    Default Gotta disagree on this one Kathianne.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathianne View Post
    A heart murmur-even one that wasn't a problem, kept plenty of kids out of Nam. Not sure what else.

    I joined the navy at 17 in 1964 just as Johnson was beginning to escalate our ADVISORS(yeah). I had a mild heart murmur but didn't stop me until 2006 when I had my first heart attack. Flat Feet, and Conscientious Objectors who went to Canada, then came back stopped a lot of young men back then. Ear problems, vision problems and the tricks of Increasing their BODY TEMP with all sorts of stuff placed in their armpits got a lot of them caught too!
    I may be older than most. I may say things not everybody will like.
    But despite all of that. I will never lower myself to the level of Liars, Haters, Cheats, and Hypocrites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    Semantics.

    In context, apparently DoD differentiates between the two.
    I dont get it. If one is hospitalized for ANY potentially fatal condition and lives through it, I'd call them a survivor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evmetro View Post
    I dont get it. If one is hospitalized for ANY potentially fatal condition and lives through it, I'd call them a survivor.

    What aren't you getting? If you got COVID19 but didn't need to be hospitalized for it, you are not disqualified from joining the US military, therefor the statement "military bans COVID survivors from serving" is incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evmetro View Post
    I dont get it. If one is hospitalized for ANY potentially fatal condition and lives through it, I'd call them a survivor.
    Sure. Factually and technically correct.

    Then the DoD differentiated between which survivor can join the military and which survivor cannot. Sub-categorizing is nothing new for the government.

    You can have had childhood asthma and get a waiver and enlist. No guarantee it won't come back.

    You can have asthma and you are not qualified to enlist.

    You can get asthma in the military (rather easily -- exercise induced asthma is not uncommon) and the VA will be doling out some bucks for the rest of your life.

    Same ailment. Separate sub-categories. Different endings.
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

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