|By Michael R. Codel (pool-138-88-93-23.res.east.verizon.net - 126.96.36.199) on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 1:08 pm: Edit Post|
I was an enlisted airman the Air Force Reserve when I joined the Peace Corps in 1962. This presented no problem with AFRes. My commanders said, in effect, that either way, I would be in service to my country. The Peace Corps agreed.
I left the Peace Corps after my tour and I was honorably discharged from AFRes in 1966.
This should not be construed as an endorsement of Bush's plan to militarize the Peace Corps. I lived in a different time before the military was on the verge of depletion because of Bush's phony Iraq war.
His plan stinks and should be fought vigorously by all!
Michael R. Codel
Fmr. A1C USAFRes