I have never served in our nation's Armed Forces. But I have much respect for those that do. Many of my friends and family have served in the most recent major military operations. From Afghanistan to Iraq to Gitmo I have heard amazing stories.
Right now when we have focused on so much who haven't served ( Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush*, and others) I think ti would be nice to think about those who have served.
So, with that being said, I'd like to have this thread be an official record of who amongst our local leaders have answered the call. As we find out more, please list if they haven't or if they have, how.
I reserve the right to delete any post that attacks a local community member for not serving. This thread is to thank the people that have risked it all for us.
Let's get started...
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1st deferment: Cheney enrolled in Casper Community College in January 1963 -- he turned 22 that month -- and sought his first student deferment on March 20.
2nd deferment: (student), after transferring to the University of Wyoming on July 23, 1963.
3rd deferment:(student)on Oct. 14, 1964.
4th deferment: attended graduate school at the University of Wyoming on Nov. 1, 1965.
5th deferment: On Oct. 6, 1965, the Selective Service lifted its ban against drafting married men who had no children. Nine months and two days later, Cheney had his first daughter. Cheney applied for 3-A status, the ''hardship''exemption, which excluded men with children or dependent parents. It was granted.