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.


Posted on Mon Oct 25, 2004


I think it's sweet that he was gonna go!
Posted by Maegan  on  Mon Oct 25, 2004  at  11:43 AM
Yeah, that old man is a true patriot!
Posted by john  on  Mon Oct 25, 2004  at  09:21 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  on  Tue Oct 26, 2004  at  06:39 PM
I think that's true.
Posted by Maegan  on  Wed Oct 27, 2004  at  08:08 AM
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