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Many Iraq, Afghan vets choosing ‘2nd service’

Many Iraq, Afghan vets choosing ‘2nd service’

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/09/ap-many-iraq-afghanistan-vets-choosing-second-service-093012/ Many Iraq, Afghan vets choosing ‘2nd service’ By Allen G. Breed - The Associated Press Posted : Sunday Sep 30, 2012 11:41:29 EDT RALEIGH, N.C. — The link between U.S. military service and running for office is as old as the republic itself. It started with George Washington, who famously wrote that, “When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.” During the long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, hundreds of thousands of veterans have come home and laid aside their uniforms. But not all have opted to simply blend back into civilian life. Many have chosen to run for public office. Several dozen veterans — some of them from earlier wars — are vying for U.S. House and Senate seats this year. And many others are seeking state and local offices across the country. Men...

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