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Skeptic49

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Re: On eyesight
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2010, 05:31:54 am »
My crap vision is why I'm a Navigator and not a Pilot. Yet.

One of the GIBs in my outfit is trying to get the Navy to pay for his lasik.  Is that an option?

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    freeman1685

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    Re: On eyesight
    « Reply #26 on: April 21, 2010, 02:55:56 pm »
    That's ironic bc most retired helicopter pilots and artillery guys I know have severe hearing loss, and if they were going to enlist today would be denied based on their "prior condition."

    I find it ironic that you have to be healthy to die for your country.

    There's really nothing ironic about it.  Would YOU want to have to rely on the less than perfect hearing or eyesight of someone else, under combat conditions?  Not me, I was in the Field Artillery, I have severe hearing loss in my left ear, I wear bi-focals, my knees are blown, and I have a non existant disc between my L5 and S1 vertabrae.  I wouldn't want to have to rely on someone in my condition in combat.  So yes, were I 20 years younger, and in perfect physical condition, I would want the guy next to me in the same perfect physical condition.

    BTW, we don't join to die for our country, we join to make the OTHER GUY die for his. >:D
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