Man Posts Best Response Ever After Being Rejected By The Military; Check It Out

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Every once in a while you find something that makes you smile.  In this day and age, with all the politics, name calling, mudslinging and back biting going on around us, a little humor is a well needed reprieve.  Take a look at the response this 62 year-old man posted, after being denied entrance into the military.  It all makes perfect sense in my mind.  One part comical, one part understandable, with a dash of reality makes for a perfect pause from your regularly scheduled reading.

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Patrick James
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef.

Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak.

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams

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Patrick James
Patrick James
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef. Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak. "Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and vanish into air." ~ John Quincy Adams

25 Comments on "Man Posts Best Response Ever After Being Rejected By The Military; Check It Out"

  1. Lovells Wilson | May 19, 2015 at 12:50 am |

    I couldn’t agree more with this gentleman! Older folks may be slower, but we got mean and hateful down pat and will not tolerate stupid b.s. from a bunch of pervs in turbans!

  2. I’d fight with him.focused.

  3. KYLE ELDRED | May 19, 2015 at 1:04 am |

    I would feel better with this old man in the trench beside me it would be a moral boost and a reminder that people may age but don’t lose value. Not to mention I know my mindset at 18 not battle worthy at 25 it would be much better and with this hardened old codger in the unit probably much more weathered which I would consider an improvement and would very much enjoy the company of the old man assuming he could keep up. and if they’re able then why keep them out???????????????????????????????????

  4. KYLE ELDRED | May 19, 2015 at 1:11 am |

    if these citizens really want to join and pass all exams WHY STOP THEM?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????THINK

  5. Nick Carter | May 19, 2015 at 1:26 am |

    I’m with him……..Sounds good to me. And I’m only 60 yrs old……!

  6. If your 60 you may only have 20 years left to ETS life. 18 year olds may have 60 years of good years left. Why send our young to die early, guys got a good point. I retired from the Army in 98, if able I’d go back in without thinking twice.

  7. Bigbrother | May 19, 2015 at 5:16 am |

    Old folk will probably handle the horrors of war much better than the younger guys.

  8. I agree with him 100%.I am 71 and can still shoot good enough to kill me a deer every year . I would go in a skinny minuet.

  9. I agree 100%, I will go in a heartbeat. I’m 63 years young have been shooting long range rifles and pistols since I was 7 and Hit every time. So lets do this !!!

  10. Donald Schortmann | May 19, 2015 at 7:59 am |

    I’m 77. Vietnam Vet & been thru war already.How much longer am I gonna be around?? I WOULD LOVE to GREASE RAGHEADS..

  11. It should be added that the military will only accept you to age 42 under exceptional circumstances, like if you have a valuable skill that the military is in short supply of. They don’t just allow any old guy who is 42, out of shape, and untrained in any field to sign up.

  12. Garlinmaki | May 19, 2015 at 9:29 am |

    I agree! Women weren’t in combat when I was young. But I’ve often thought I could do some good. Post menopausal women are very honest, very blunt. And I’ve often wanted a more hands on approach to making the world a better place. Ever unit should have a couple grandmas in the group. Someone to cook. Someone who knows all the helpful uses of baking soda and vinegar. Someone to offer encouragement when a far away sweetheart betrays a soldier. After a certain age, you have your family, if you’re ever going to, and it hurts more to see the kids who haven’t even had a real shot at life, die under fire, than to risk a bullet yourself.

  13. Garlinmaki | May 19, 2015 at 9:29 am |

    I agree! Women weren’t in combat when I was young. But I’ve often thought I could do some good. Post menopausal women are very honest, very blunt. And I’ve often wanted a more hands on approach to making the world a better place. Ever unit should have a couple grandmas in the group. Someone to cook. Someone who knows all the helpful uses of baking soda and vinegar. Someone to offer encouragement when a far away sweetheart betrays a soldier. After a certain age, you have your family, if you’re ever going to, and it hurts more to see the kids who haven’t even had a real shot at life, die under fire, than to risk a bullet yourself.

  14. I’m almost 67 and this guy makes a lot of sense to me

  15. michael seaman | May 19, 2015 at 10:35 am |

    I disagree. An 18 year old is faster, stronger, and more capable to complete the task. Your average 65 year old couldn’t pass the minimum standards for the infantry, let a lone max them out as all infantrymen should. And as for the 35 comment, most special operations guys are in their late twenties early thirties. Combat isnt hunting, its not just shooting. its the most physically demanding thing you could possibly imagine

    • I see what you are saying but also look at it this way. The only reason the age limit was at 18 is because we were in a war and we needed more able bodied men. So why not allow older men n and women join if they meet all requirements. They know more than what the younger generations give them credit for.

  16. I agree with him 100% I am a 43 year old woman and if I want to join and can pass all the test I should be allowed to join. My husband has been in for 33 years so I am fully aware of what to expect. It is discrimination to not to be allowed to join because of our age.

  17. pond bear | May 19, 2015 at 2:09 pm |

    it would be better than having our younger men coming home with ptsd since older men have already developed a case of ptsd from being married so long so I completely agree with this man

  18. I;m one of the old Geezers he is talking about. Hell i have 3 discharges and Disabled Bot I would reup but the won:t take me . this post sums it up perfectly. God Bless all you Brothers that served with me and all those to come.

  19. I agree. You don’t see other countries, especially our enemy worried about age. If your old enough to hold the gun then get in line. If Us older people want to fight for our constitutional rights then why should we not be allowed to? Especially somebody that may have skills that are needed or prior military. If we are ever invaded do you think the enemy will stop and ask if we are soldiers defending this (Our) Country or regular citizens? NO!

  20. I’m 72 and still feel the need to grab a gun and take away some MO.. fu…r out of this world just give me the opportunity…I may be old and a little slow ..but I sport good aim…wich I find would be a blessing to send sob’s to meet mahoma and the 70 something faggots that are expecting them in hell….

  21. Billy Freeman | May 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm |

    I am 62 myself and I spent 28 years in the army(retired). I would go back in a heartbeat if it meant one of my kids wouldn’t have to. I have no qualms about killing somebody that deserves it. If he really wants to meet Allah I can arrange it!

  22. I agree on the age , when I was young and in the military I never had any patience and I didn’t agree with the supervisor s. Today I would do a hell of a lot better , more experience than ever.I would rather fight with older people than young.

  23. Catherine K Hearon | May 20, 2015 at 2:01 am |

    My Daddy said the reason they sent 18 year olds to war was because they were to stupid to know they could die. Old guys know they could die and don’t care. If you really want to decimate the enemy, tell mom she can go with her kid to protect him, they would play hell taking her down.

  24. 18 yo kids can be gungho brainwashed to charge the cannons. Ask 65 yo soldiers to do the same and the officer would get thrown out in front of the fighting…

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