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Old 26th October 2005, 21:17   #1
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Default A Slate Soldier Goes to War

For duty, honor and country, a regular Joe's story.

My subsequent calls went to my father, then my mother, then my grandparents, and then my aunt, then my best friends, eventually closing the circle of my immediate family. The next day, I told the partner I worked for at my firm and shared the news with the other junior attorneys over lunch. That afternoon, I shotgunned an e-mail to a few dozen of my friends, former colleagues, and people I hadn't spoken to in years but I thought might want to hear.

It hurt to share this news, because I felt like I was inflicting pain on my family and friends. After all, I had volunteered for this when I could have theoretically continued to play inactive-reserve roulette, knowing that orders were probably on the way;

http://www.slate.com/id/2128621/entry/2128622/

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