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Old 08-01-2017, 12:55 PM
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Well my late father was in the US Airforce.3 Army Air Corps and 30 US Airforce, 1942-1975. He's buried at Fort Sam Houston and it lists WW2, Korea and Viet Nam. He definetly was a combat vet for the first one, and was at Chanute Field in the 50s till he got sent to Buffalo,Ny and was at Kelly AFB, Elemendorf AFB, and at NSA at Fort George Meade, when all the VietNam protests were going on. I guess he just considered himself a vetran period, .

Old 08-02-2017, 11:25 AM
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If we were all in a room, not behind keyboards, we/I can explain my thoughts better.
Yes getting shot at is combat. We get that.
There are a million scenario driven situations that are definite combat.
But, there are veterans that have compensated disabilities that are service connected. Some are 100 disability.
We will never agree to disagree on combat vs non combat. But, if you have the CAB, CIB or CAR, your ranch of service put you in that category.
I am a retired Submariner. We have a history, 99 %, WW2 of combat. But, almost all of our operations are highly classified, so we dont get anything more than the priveledge of serving on boats and a silence of what we do.
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