70-Year-Old Reservist Called Up to Serve
Ted Wallace thought it was a little odd when he received orders to report for duty at Fort Irwin. Odd, because Ted is 70 years old. Everyone knows that the army is relying heavily on reservists to fight the war in Iraq, but has the situation really become so desperate that they're rounding up the septuagenarians? But Ted was ready to go. He only asked that his call-up be deferred until after his knee-replacement operation. Luckily for Ted, he won't be shipped out to Iraq. The orders turned out to be a practical joke engineered by his son-in-law, who confessed only after Ted and his army orders had been featured on local TV.
I think it's sweet that he was gonna go!Posted by Maegan in Tampa, FL, USA on Mon Oct 25, 2004 at 01:43 PM
Yeah, that old man is a true patriot!Posted by john in NH on Mon Oct 25, 2004 at 11:21 PM
There is an old saying that if we drafted old men (such as most Presidents, Vice Presidents, Senators, Representatives, and Secretaries of Defense) instead of young men, there would be very few wars.Posted by Big Gary C in Dallas, Texas on Tue Oct 26, 2004 at 08:39 PM
I think that's true.Posted by Maegan in Tampa, FL, USA on Wed Oct 27, 2004 at 10:08 AM
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