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Ash9876

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Hi all,

Lately I've been having the urge to reenlist in the military. I'm an army vet that was separated early due to the PTSD I was struggling with following my attack. I don't know where the feelings are coming from, I guess an urge to redo my service again to prove to myself and maybe to others that I can have a successful military career. I would never actually try to reenlist, even if I wanted to I would never be accepted anyway. I think I'm just dealing with feelings of regret and mourning the loss of something I thought I would do for the full 20 years and be successful in. Does anyone else ever have these feelings?

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Yes.  All the time.  Now, at 58, I certainly can not re-up.  And because of my disabilities, I would not have be eligible in the past, at any age.  I spent 13 years in the MC, and not a day goes by that I don't think about it, and feel cheated somehow by getting injured.  Best years of my life were spent in the Corps.

As the old saying goes though: " I'd give a Million Bucks to go back in.  But even 2 Million could not get me to do it ALL again."

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