Thursday, August 24, 2006

Involuntary Call Ups Begin for US Marines

Gene Byrd
Aug 24, 2006

The US Marine Corps said Tuesday that it would begin involuntary call ups for Marines to recall soldiers back to active-duty service to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Marine commanders will call up formerly active-duty service members now classified as reservists because the Corps failed to find enough volunteers among its emergency reserve pool to fill jobs in combat zones. The call-ups will begin in several months, summoning as many as 2,500 reservists at a time to serve for a year or more, reports the Los Angeles Times.


Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
’relax,’ said the night man,
We are programmed to receive.
You can checkout any time you like,
But you can never leave!

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