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Old 11-04-2017, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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check his DD 214..that'll tell ya everything ya need to know..
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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AWOL simply means Away Without Leave. He may have gotten back from a leave or even a weekend a few days late, and he would have been AWOL. For a short one, he may have gotten a slap on the wrist, such as no leaving the base for 30 days, etc., and it may not have really effected his military assignment. A lot of soldiers have a little time AWOL. May be only got drunk and passed out, and was a day late getting back from leave. He would have a day AWOL in such a situation, and gotten no off duty pass to leave the base for the following weekend would be a normal punishment.

If he had any serious problems while in the Army, he would not have been able to join the National Guard.
AWOL = Absent without leave. In the Marine Corps we called it UA, which was Unauthorized Absence.
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